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).

Summer Hours:

At this time of year, the Welcome Center is open Monday-Sunday from 10:00AM - 4:30PM as staffing permits.

Guided Tours and School Programs

Beginning June 21st, tours are provided daily at 11:00AM, 2:00PM, and as staffing permits. Please contact the park before your visit for the latest updates at 973-523-0370 Monday-Friday, or call the Welcome Center at 973-523-2210 Saturday and Sunday.

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: July 20, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

72 McBride Avenue
Paterson, NJ 07501


(973) 523-0370

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