A Revolutionary Idea

Cotton & silk for clothing; locomotives for travel; paper for books & writing letters; airplanes, & more. What do they have in common? They all came from the same place - Paterson, NJ.

In 1791, Paterson, America's first planned industrial city, was established, centered around the Great Falls of the Passaic River. From humble mills would rise industries that changed the face of the United States. Read More

Ranger Sarai pictured with Great Falls in background. Photo Credit:  Wander Tapia

Park Tours and Special Programs

Find out how the place, people and products worked together to bring the Industrial Revolution to the United States.

Beautiful view of the falls from a drone perspective.

Celebrate the NPS Bday at PAGR

The Paterson Great Falls NHP will be hosting multiple events to celebrate the NPS birthday.

Historic photo of a ranger singing on a boat standing next to a woman playing an accordion.

NPS Centennial

The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016, and everyone can take part in the celebration!

Ms. Bunny Kuiken, grandaughter of Pietro and Maria Botto with Oral History Intern Keith

Oral History Project

Oral histories connect with the men,women and children who left their mark in Paterson and contributed to the national story.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

72 McBride Avenue
Paterson, NJ 07501


(973) 523-0370
Phone that connects the visitor to the Park Rangers office.

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