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 397th national park. It is a National Park like no other. Learn more.

The Alexander Hamilton visitor center

Future park visitors will have a new way to experience the history, culture, and beauty of the Paterson Great Falls National Park—the Alexander Hamilton Center at the Great Falls. The center will tell the stories of the park and Paterson that appeal to current and future generations of park visitors. 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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Over 300,000 people visited the Paterson Great Falls in 2017, according to the official numbers from the National Park Service—a 74% increase from 2016!

Read more about why people can't get enough of our national park.

The Hamilton Partnership for Paterson intends to submit a New Jersey Green Acres nonprofit organization grant to fund a portion of the new landscaping around the planned Alexander Hamilton Visitor Experience Center that the Hamilton Partnership for Paterson is helping fund on behalf of the National Park Service. The Hamilton Partnership for Paterson is a nonprofit organization designated by the National Park Service as the public charity raising funds to support the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park.