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.

Check Out What is Going at the Falls

The Paterson Great Falls is the backdrop for upcoming events this fall.

Picture of a Ranger swearing in a Junior Ranger.

Junior Ranger Program

Come and join us as one adventures in the wonders of Paterson Great Falls NHP and become a Junior Ranger.

Official Directions.

Directions to the Falls

Various methods on how to arrive at the park.

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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