Operating Hours & Seasons

As a new national park, Paterson Great Falls is in the process of developing tours and other programs. We offer an introductory tour, you are welcome to view the Falls from Overlook Park and Mary Ellen Kramer Park, and walk around the Historic District.

Please Note: The outdoor areas of the park are open year-round.

Visit the Welcome Center and Gift Shop

The Welcome Center is located at 65 McBride Avenue, directly across the street from Overlook Park (located at 72 McBride Avenue).

Fall/Winter Hours:

Starting November 13th, the Welcome Center will be open Wednesday-Sunday 10:00am - 4:30pm, and Tuesdays only as staffing permits.

Please call before your visit to ensure that we are offering these amenities on the Tuesday of your visit

Guided Tours and School Programs

Tours will continue going out at 11:00am and 2:00pm until November 12th 7 days a

However, starting Novemebr 13th, tours will be offered at 2:00pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Tours will be offered Tuesdays only as staffing permit.

Tours will be offered 11:00am and 2:00pm only on Saturdays and Sundays.

School Groups: Interesed in a tour or a visit to your local classroom Wednesday-Friday? Call 973-523-0370 for inquiries. We are taking reservations.

Visit the Paterson Musem

The Paterson Museum, at 2 Market Street, has the following regular hours of operation. Parking is available on-site for Museum patrons.

Museum Hours:
Monday-Friday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Saturday-Sunday: 12:30PM - 4:30PM (Please call 973-321-1260 the day of your visit).
CLOSED: Federal and City Holidays, please contact the Museum directly for more information.


Last updated: October 26, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

72 McBride Avenue
Paterson, NJ 07501


(973) 523-0370

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