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.

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 (72 McBride Avenue).

Weekday Hours:
Monday - Friday; 10:00AM - 4:30PM.

Weekend Hours:
We are generally closed on weekends during the winter, however if staffing permits, we will open sporadically. Please call prior to your weekend visit: 973-523-0370 (M-F)

Welcome Center Phone: 862-257-3709

Holiday Hours 2016-2017:

Saturday, December 24:
Ranger-Guided Tour: 11:00AM and 1:00PM (Park grounds remain open).
Welcome Center closes at 1:30PM.
Paterson Museum will be closed.

Sunday, December 25:
No Ranger-Guided tours.
Welcome Center will be closed (Park grounds remain open).
Paterson Museum will be closed.

Monday, December 26:
No Ranger-Guided tours.
Welcome Center will be closed (Park grounds remain open).
Paterson Museum will be closed.

Saturday, December 31:
Ranger-Guided Tour: 11:00AM and 1:00PM (Park grounds remain open).
Welcome Center closes at 1:30PM.
Paterson Museum will be closed.

Sunday, January 1:
No Ranger-Guided tours.
Welcome Center will be closed (Park grounds remain open).
Paterson Museum will be closed.

Sunday, January 2:
No Ranger-Guided tours.
Welcome Center will be closed (Park grounds remain open).
Paterson Museum will be closed.

 

Other areas include the Great Falls Historic District Cultural Center and the Paterson Museum, a partner site of the National Park Service that is operated by the City of Paterson.

The Paterson Museum, located at 2 Market Street, is open:

Monday - Friday; 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Saturday - Sunday; 12:30PM - 4:30PM

The museum is closed on Federal and City Holidays. For more information, you can contact the museum at 973-321-1260 or visit them on their Facebook page.

City Holidays:
New Year's Day
Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. Day
President's Day
Good Friday
Easter Sunday
Memorial Day
Fourth of July
Labor Day (call the Friday before for specific hours)
Columbus Day
Election Day
Veteran's Day
Thanksgiving
The Friday after Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve (call that day for specific hours)
Christmas Day

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

72 McBride Avenue
Paterson, NJ 07501

Phone:

(973) 523-0370
Phone that connects the visitor to the Park Rangers office.

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