Park Tours and Special Programs

Temporary Welcome Center Closure

Paterson Great Falls NHP will temporarily close its Welcome Center effective Tuesday, March 17, in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. The decision was made in consultation with public health authorities. The health and safety of our visitors, employees, and volunteers have always been our top priority and we are taking this step for their protection and to help prevent the further spread of the virus.

Though the park grounds and parking lots remain open, we encourage you to visit the park virtually. Links provided below.

If you do come to the park, please note that there are no services or

restrooms at the park. The National Park Service (NPS) encourages people who choose to visit during this pandemic to adhere to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local public health authorities which can be found at and respectively.

Practice Leave No Trace principles to keep our outdoor spaces safe and healthy, in short bring out what you brought in with you.

Visit Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park virtually: - park website - Mill Mile free virtual tour app…/learn/photosmultimedia/multimedia.htm - short videos - Earthcam - National Park Service website.

We look forward to again welcoming our visitors from across the nation and around the globe at a time when public health officials indicate it is appropriate to do so.

Check back here or on our Facebook page for updates.

As a part of the City of Paterson’s proactive steps to prevent the spread of COVID 19, the Paterson Museum closed to the public on Tuesday March 17th and we will remain closed until further notice. Check back on the Museum's Facebook page for updates.







Last updated: March 22, 2020

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