Operating Hours & Seasons

Viewing the Falls

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

Overlook Park is currently closed for construction. Please see additional construction details on our Current Conditions Page.

Welcome Center and Gift Shop

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

Summer Hours:
Monday through Sunday, 9:00AM-5:00PM

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.

Summer Tour Times:
Monday through Sunday, 11:00AM and 2:00PM

Summer Tour Locations:
Tours will begin at the Welcome Center.

School Groups: If you are interested in reserving a tour time at the park, or having a ranger visit your classroom, please visit out Education Page.

The Paterson Musem

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

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

Last updated: September 4, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

72 McBride Avenue
Paterson, NJ 07501


(973) 523-2210

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