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Paterson Museum

Closed Now: 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Enlightening for kids

A trip to yesteryear to show old locomotives, first submarine, and how silk was made in Paterson... read more

Reviewed November 13, 2018
Emma A
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Paterson Museum - from before New Jersey to becoming New Jersey

The Paterson Museum reflects its history from its native North Americans to European colonists to... read more

Reviewed March 2, 2018
O'Fallon, Missouri
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2 Market St, Paterson, NJ 07501-1726
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the Paterson museum on a Sunday afternoon. Didn't have much time to spend but took a quick pass through. Not a big museum but packed with extremely interesting exhibits. There is a map of the raceway system which powered the mills along the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 17, 2019

This was a much more interesting experience than I was expecting. Paterson has a very interesting history and it is well documented here. There is something for everyone, and the exhibits are organized well with good signage.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

A trip to yesteryear to show old locomotives, first submarine, and how silk was made in Paterson. Parking is tight, location is good, close to the Falls. You can spend an hour tops. Add the falls to your trip.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Emma A
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The museum is a collection of artifacts, textile and silk machines of Paterson in the early 1900s through mid century. There are warping machines, knitting machines, fire carts, submarine, aircraft propellers and mineral samples (quite beautifully displayed). To fully appreciate the exhibits I think more...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

If you have an hour to spare in Paterson visit the Paterson Museum. It covers alot of history in such a small museum but I am sure the more people visit the larger it will become. The museum has a varity of exibits, and its...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 27, 2018

The exhibits were varied and interesting -- famous athletes, entertainers, national heroes, and local citizens of import profiled here, but the best of all is the building itself, a former shop for building locomotives. There's also lots of silk-weaving equipment, a big part of Paterson's...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 14, 2018

I had stopped by the visitor's center at the Great Falls on my first day of retirement. When I told the gentleman there I had just retired, he said to me in a straight voice, well then I don't not feel sorry for you. LOVED...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Jim L
Reviewed June 15, 2018

Paterson Museum is a small place with item that goes from Native American to the first machinery in the textile industry. The Museum has an area dedicated for the Paterson Famous mineral stones. This particular room it's fascinating specially for children. It's only a block...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jdcarla
Reviewed May 8, 2018

The museum itself was very interesting and the surrounding Garrett Reservation was also nice to see with the Caslte adn WatchTower. However, it wouldve been better if we went through the museum on our own. The tour guide that was on duty during the week,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank vanessacpalma
Reviewed March 2, 2018

The Paterson Museum reflects its history from its native North Americans to European colonists to American patriots to industrial revolution, Civil War & Paterson's prominence in war manufacturing in World Wars I & II. A history of an eastern industrial city. Nice museum with some...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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