A National park for the 21st century

The Paterson Great Falls is the most historic place that virtually no one in America has ever heard of, let alone visited. Soon that will change. On November 7, 2011, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar dedicated America's newest national park. It will be a National Park like no other. Learn more.

Building for the Future

To celebrate Paterson's past, we look to the future. The Paterson National Park will be a vital contributing part of the community. The National Park will provide a vehicle for economic progress and a source of local pride, and the Park will help transform the image of Paterson for living and investment. Learn more.


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Celebrating the 100th Birthday of the National Park Service with the Food and Stories of Paterson

Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park

Thursday, August 25, 2016

4:00-5:00 pm: "Savor the Past" family program

5:00-8:00 pm: Savor Paterson restaurant tasting

Great Falls Great Food Great Stories is a project that connects the history of the Great Falls to contemporary life in Paterson. The Great Falls are at the center of Paterson and American history, and food is a central part of our lives and cultures, in Paterson and beyond.