Plan Your Visit

View of the falls from Mary Ellen Kramer Park.
This beautiful view of Paterson's Great Falls can be seen from Mary Ellen Kramer Park.  The photographer, Adali Rosario, won the 2013 Eastern National Photo Contest with this image.

Copyright Adali Rosario

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.

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Our Story:

History of Paterson and its Great Falls
Guided walking tours and special programs
Paterson Museum on 2 Market Street (2-3 minute walk from the park).
"Mill Mile" - a self-guided free walking tour app or cell phone tour.

Have time?

Check out these thematically related sites, both within a 10 minute drive of the park:

Lambert Castle; 3 Valley Road, Paterson, NJ
American Labor Museum (Botto House); 83 Norwood Street, Haledon, NJ


Restaurants in Paterson, NJ
Restaurants from 2016 Savor Paterson Festival.
Lodging within a 15 mile radius of the park.



The Great Falls Historic District is accessible with assistance. Learn more…


Last updated: January 4, 2018

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Mailing Address:

72 McBride Avenue
Paterson, NJ 07501


(973) 523-0370

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