Operating Hours & Seasons

Viewing the Falls

The outdoor viewing areas of the park are open year-round. The Falls can be viewed from Overlook Park at 72 McBride Avenue Extension, as well as from Mary Ellen Kramer Park off Maple Avenue.

Welcome Center and Gift Shop

The Welcome Center is located at 65 McBride Avenue Extension, directly across the street from Overlook Park.

Fall and Winter Hours:
Wednesday through Sunday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday and Tuesday: Closed, however, if staffing permits, the Welcome Center may open from 10:00 Am - 5:00 PM. Please call ahead of time to confirm the Welcome Center will be open if you would like to visit on a Monday or Tuesday. 973-523-2210 or 973-523-0370

Guided Tours and School Programs

As a new national park, Paterson Great Falls is in the process of developing tours and other programs. To learn more about our introductory guided tour of the park, please visit our Park Tours and Special Programs Page.

School Groups: To learn more about education offerings at the park, or having a ranger visit your classroom, please visit out Education Page.

The Paterson Museum

The Paterson Museum is located at 2 Market Street. Parking is available on-site for Museum patrons.

Museum Hours:
Monday through Saturday: 9:30AM - 4:30PM
Closed: Sunday
Closed: Federal and City Holidays

Please call the Paterson Museum at 973-321-1260 the day of your visit for more information.

Last updated: December 10, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

72 McBride Avenue Extension
Paterson, NJ 07501


(973) 523-2210

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