• 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 is Calling

Front of Mill Mile brochure

Front of the Mill Mile brochure


Paterson Great Falls NHP has its own app! Thanks to the Hamilton Partnership for Paterson, the app accompanies the Mill Mile self-guided walking tour. As you follow the tour, the audio program will describe what you are seeing, and explain the rich history of the Great Falls and Paterson.

If you have an iPod touch, an iPhone, or an Android phone, you can download the app via either iTunes or Google Play.

Don't have these devices? You can still listen to the audio tour on your cell phone by dialing (973) 582-0654. At each stop (1 through 10), simply enter the stop number followed by the # sign.

Did You Know?

Detail of image of L'Enfant at the US Capitol; Credit: Architect of the Capitol

That Pierre L’Enfant, famed engineer of Washington, D.C., was hired to design the city of Paterson? Although he was fired, his raceway designs were later modified and used to direct water to the mills. More...