• Paterson Great Falls

    Paterson Great Falls

    National Historical Park New Jersey

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  • Interested in Reserving a Tour

    Are you planning to visit Paterson Great Falls this winter? If so, plan ahead and make a reservation in advance for the free orientation tour - A Stroll Through History. 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 end of 2014. Reservations for NPS programs will still be taken. Falls can be viewed from Overlook Park

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Did you know...

...that part of the Appalachian Trail, a 2,184-mile long footpath, runs through New Jersey?

...that New Jersey is called the "Crossroads of the American Revolution"?

...that New Jersey is the birthplace of sound recording and motion pictures?

These places, and other nationally significant parts of New Jersey's natural and cultural heritage, are all part of the National Park System.

Check out these other NPS sites in New Jersey:

Delaware National Scenic River

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Ellis Island National Monument

Gateway National Recreation Area

Great Egg Harbor River National Wild and Scenic River

Lower Delaware National Wild and Scenic River

New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route

New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve

You can also learn about the more than 400 National Park Service sites throughout the country.

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...