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 required for all visitors age two and older. You will not be permitted to enter the Museum without a face covering. Additionally, face coverings must be worn for the duration of your visit. 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


Physical distancing is required; visitors should stay at least six feet (about two arms’ length) from others.


Please do not touch the artifacts, frames, labels, display cases, or anything used to protect the artifacts.


The restrooms have occupancy limits and restrooms may not be open at the time of your visit. For more information, check with museum staff when you are in the building.


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.


Please follow the instructions of Paterson staff.


Group visits and guided tours are not available at this time. We look forward to resuming group activities as soon as possible.

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.


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


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


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.