Public ToursInterested in learning more about the wonders of the Great Falls and the history of Paterson? Join a ranger or park volunteer for a free guided tour! Post-Labor Day, a 45 min - 1 hour public walking tour is offered at 2PM, Wednesday-Sunday. Reservations are not required.
Public programs meet at the statue of Alexander Hamilton in Overlook Park at the main park address.
*Safety Alert - Guided programs may be shortened or cancelled in cases of severe weather or if there is excessive heat or cold. Please call the park at 973-523-0370 Wednesday-Sunday if you have questions.
Self-Guided Walking TourVisiting the park but cant make it on our ranger guided tour. Try our Self-guided walking tour you can learn the history at your own pace as you walk around and enjoy the scenery. Click here for more information
Program ReservationsInterested in a program at the Park, having a ranger visit your location, or a virtual program? Please follow the link below to complete our reservation request form.
Paterson Great Falls NHP Program Reservation Request Form
Reservation requests must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the desired tour/program date(s). If a request is received with less than two weeks' notice, efforts will be made to accommodate the request with no guarantees.
For programs in the Park, please be advised that since the park is a public place, we aren't able to provide exclusive tours and if members of the public ask to join, we are not in a position to turn them away. Groups of no more than 40 people are encouraged. Programs are given rain or shine except when conditions are dangerous. If a program is canceled, every attempt at rescheduling will be made, but is not guaranteed.
Please Note: Our on-site reserved program time is 10AM. If you have a special request, please detail it in your reservation request in the hopes we can accommodate.
*We are encouraging all participants to practice current state and local COVID-19 guidelines for outdoor gatherings - mask wearing and following proper social distancing guidelines. If participants are not properly following COVID-19 guidelines, the staff member has the right to stop the tour at any time.
Special Programs - Free Events
Shakespeare at the Museum - Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24
Last updated: November 16, 2022