• 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.

Photos & Multimedia

The Photos and Multimedia section allows you to visit the park through sound and visuals. You will experience first-hand the ecological and historic diversity that the Paterson and the Great Falls has to offer.

Photo Archive/ Photo Downloads(on Flickr)


Check out our multimedia presentations!


Sneak a LIVE peak at the Great Falls, any time of day or night, with our Webcam.


Have you listened to the park's app/audio tour?


Learn more about Paterson's history, watch "Smokestacks and Steeples - A Portrait of Paterson"

Did You Know?

Colonel Samual Colt

Samuel Colt was an early Paterson business owner? From 1836 until 1842, his gun mill produced about 5,000 guns. A lack of government contracts was a major factor in his failure in Paterson. He later achieved success in his hometown of Hartford, Conn., with the outbreak of the Mexican-American War.