Tour the Museum

Expand your knowledge and gain greater appreciation for Paterson, New Jersey: The First Planned Industrial City in America.

The Museum offers guided tours for school and adult groups by appointment.

To schedule a group tour, a group must have 10 to 40 participants. For student groups, this number does not include chaperones.

The cost is $2.00 per person.



Photography is permitted inside the Museum, except for the special exhibition galleries.

There is no cost for wedding photos taken outside the Museum. The fee for indoor wedding photos is $50, payable to the Paterson Museum. Reservations are not required, but photos may only be taken during regular Museum hours and must not interfere with Museum operations. This privilege is available to the wedding party only, with a maximum of 10 guests.


Camera flash is permitted, but tripods and lighting stands are prohibited.


For more information, please contact at 973.321.1260 or email us at