Public Tour Scheduled for Sunday, December 1
Join Great Falls Youth Corps Volunteers for "A Stroll Through History-The Paterson Great Falls Orientation Tour." Meet at the Paterson Museum, 2 Market St, Paterson, NJ 07501 at 1PM. More »
Mary Ellen Kramer Park Closure Announcement from the City of Paterson
Due to landscape improvement project, Mary Ellen Kramer Park, landing & footbridge will be closed on November 4, 2013. The project may be completed by Spring, 2014. Reservations for NPS programs will still be taken. Falls can be viewed from Overlook Park.
Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park - At A Glance
I. Goldman - NPS photo
On March 1, some of our friends from Thomas Edison National Historical Park came over and assembled and installed our very first wayside exhibit for us. It was a chilly day, but it didn't take them long. Thanks guys!
What is a wayside exhibit?
Located outdoors, it is a sign that helps visitors understand what they are seeing. The wayside can answer visitors' questions and explain elements of the view before them. It can also orient visitors to their surroundings and help them decide where to go or what to do next.
The wayside exhibit at Overlook Park will illustrate the important role the Great Falls, and Paterson, have played in the development of American industry for over 200 years.
Did You Know?
Alexander Hamilton, founder of Paterson, faced great opposition to his ideas for an industrial America? Many government leaders, including Thomas Jefferson, believed the new nation should base its economy, and could grow powerful, through agriculture – growing what it needed and selling the surplus.