Important Safety Guidelines for Visitors


Please stay home if you are feeling sick. We will be here to welcome you when you are able to return. For more information about COVID-19, check the CDC website.


Face coverings are not required but are encouraged for all visitors age two and older. CDC guidelines advise that face coverings should:

  • Reach above the nose, below the chin, and completely cover the mouth and nose
  • Fit snugly against the sides of the face


A risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. We cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed to COVID-19 during your visit to the Paterson Museum. Those visiting the Paterson Museum do so at their own risk of such exposure.


Our COVID-19 policy may change periodically in response to local infection rates. Please follow the instructions provided by Museum staff upon arrival.

Visitor Information


The Paterson Museum is located in the former Erecting Shop of the Rogers Locomotive Works at the corner of Spruce and Market Streets in the heart of the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park.


Temporary Visiting Hours
Monday to Friday: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed


Business Hours
Monday to Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm


Holiday Closures: New Year’s Day, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday, Presidents’ Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Election Day, Veterans’ Day, Thanksgiving weekend, and Christmas Day


The museum is free but donations are accepted.


The Paterson Museum
2 Market Street
Paterson, New Jersey 07501


For more visitor information contact the museum at 973.321-1260.