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Paterson Museum

2 Market St, Paterson, NJ 07501-1726
+1 973-321-1260
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A journey through History

Paterson Museum is a small place with item that goes from Native American to the first machinery in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carla D
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The museum itself was very interesting and the surrounding Garrett Reservation was also nice to see... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2018
vanessacpalma
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Nutley, New Jersey
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2 Market St, Paterson, NJ 07501-1726
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+1 973-321-1260
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Carla D
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Reviewed 8 May 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

1  Thank vanessacpalma
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Reviewed 2 March 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

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

It was the vision of Alexander Hamilton that set the course for Paterson, N.J. to become a major early industrial Hub. The museum frames that reality in concise and magnificently curated exhibits. The museum covers John Ryle "Father of the American Silk Industry", Thomas Rogers...More

2  Thank duck8to
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

I was not expecting much from this museum which does not look grand nor is well advertised as other museums around the world. The curator Mohammed is a very knowledgeable person and could answer all the queries that I had about the rise and fall...More

1  Thank Anweshachatterjee
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Very outdated museum but full of local history. I would recommend stoping at the Patterson Falls down the road and then visit the Paterson Museum to get the full experience of the area. Located in the old industrial part of Paterson you step back in...More

Thank Dan E
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

It's an informative museum about Paterson, but it's tired looking. Outside locomotives have no signage as to why they're there (No. 299's significance is inside) and "sidewalk" is uneven - my kid tripped over one of the stones. There was even a discarded backpack near...More

Thank gostartraveler
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

We were from out of town and looking for something to get us out of the 90 degree heat. We were going to the Paterson Falls but came across this little museum. It was very interesting learning about the history of Paterson. I had no...More

Thank KS66215
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Interesting exhibits depicting the City of Patterson from Native American inhabitants through all the important innovations, inventions and inventors that were part of the City's history. The city also has a rich sports history.

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Reviewed 26 July 2017

Wow, what a pleasant surprise. Wandered down here from Paterson Falls and found this wonderful place that covers sooooo much history of the area. Covers the indigenous peoples, Industrial revolution, steam locomotives, fire equipment displays, a 1881 submarine, Colt pistols, Lou Costello as well as...More

1  Thank travelgalAvon
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