Visiting the Park
Welcome Center Hours:
Guided Tour: A Stroll Through HistoryVisitors Please Note: In cases of inclement weather such as cold, dangerous thunderstorms or extreme heat, a talk in the Welcome Center will replace the walking tour.
Tours are currently offered Monday through Friday beginning at 2:00PM, and at 11:00am and 2:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Tours are also available Monday through Friday at 11:00am as staffing permits. Please call before your visit if you are interested in an 11:00am tour during the week.
Join a tour and discover the greater story behind Paterson and its Great Falls. Our story is one of national importance. It demonstrates that the natural and cultural diversity of the area helped fuel the economic and social growth of a young nation. Discover how the natural world inspired a founding father, entrepeneurs, immigrants, poets, and artists to build the nation's first planned industrial city and changed the world.
As staffing permits, groups may be able to schedule a tour with park staff or volunteers. Please note that these tours will still be open to the public to join.
Teachers, are you interested in your students learning about the Falls? Visit our Education Page to learn more about our programs and set up a reservation.
Self-Guided Walking Tour
Listen to the history of Paterson as you stroll along at your own pace. Download the free walking tour app called the "Mill Mile" or dial into the cell phone tour.
Visit the Paterson Museum
The Paterson Museum, located at 2 Market Street, has the following regular hours of operation. Parking is available on-site for Museum patrons, or you can park your vehicle at the park and walk. The Museum is about 2 minutes away.
Hours of Operation:
Last updated: May 13, 2019