• Paterson Great Falls

    Paterson Great Falls

    National Historical Park New Jersey

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  • Mary Ellen Kramer Park Closure Announcement from the City of Paterson

    Due to landscape improvement project, the City of Paterson closed Mary Ellen Kramer Park, landing & footbridge on November 4, 2013. The project may be completed by end of 2014. Falls can be viewed from Overlook Park. Call 973-321-1212 for project info.

Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park - At A Glance

The new wayside exhibit overlooking the Great Falls
The new wayside is in the perfect place!
I. Goldman - NPS photo
Two rangers assembling wayside exhibit

Charles Magale, Facilities Manager at Thomas Edison NHP, and a member of his crew, assemble our first wayside exhibit.

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.

Paterson Great Falls NHP's first wayside exhibit
Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park's first wayside exhibit

Did You Know?

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New Jersey was chosen as the site of the first planned industrial city due to its position between the markets of New York City and Philadelphia? More...