Plan Your Visit

Two park rangers & a green-clad volunteer stand at an info table w/ a green National Park Service covered in flyers, sign-in sheets, & bottled water. One reviews a flyer. Behind them are trees & shrubs, a statue of Alexander Hamilton, & a brick building

VIP Terry McKenna

Water plunges down a 77 ft. chasm between dark basalt cliffs, a set of arched metal bridges crossing in the background. Green vegetation frames the left side and background
Explore Paterson's history, culture, & views of the Great Falls such as captured in this winning entry from the 2013 Eastern National Photo Contest

©Adali Rosario

Plan like a Park Ranger

Waterfalls, ancient geology, engineering landmarks, and the economic birth of a new nation - these are just a few of the things you will discover on your visit to the City of Paterson and the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park.

Know before you go! Click the information categories below to plan your trip to Paterson.

Basic Information

Address • Operating Hours • Closures • Rules & Regulations • Permits • Pets

Eating & Sleeping

Nearby Food & Lodging

Things To Do

Guided Tours • Walking App Tour • Junior Ranger Programs


Programs & Special Events


Tick & Poison Ivy Information • Advisories • Checklists


Physical / Mobility • Deaf / Hearing Loss • Blind / Low Vision • Service Animals

Nearby Attractions

National Parks • Thematically Connected Historical Sites • Outdoor Recreation Areas

Last updated: March 19, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

72 McBride Avenue Extension
Paterson, NJ 07501



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