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Paterson Museum, Paterson

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#37 of 52 in Museums in New Jersey
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  • July 26, 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, ...  more »
  • July 23, 2017
    To my surprise this small museum entertained our 7 & 5 years old Grand Kids. From the climbable train outside to the Submarine inside there is something for everyone. There is no cost but please make ...  more »
  • July 16, 2017
    Great place for a small glance of NJ history. From the Indians to apothecary to machines! Everyone will find a little something to enjoy. A nice stop after visiting the FREE Patterson Falls. We gave a...  more »
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  • July 9, 2017
    Nice local museum in Paterson by the Paterson Falls. It is mainly about the industrial history of Paterson. The best part is that it's free.
  • April 23, 2017
    It was nice. Thank you! Its free ! But you can help with anything. πŸ‘πŸ’ΈπŸ“½
  • January 5, 2017
    Great local museum with plenty of interesting exhibits. Located in the historic Roger's Locomotive Works there are exhibits covering the city of Paterson and its rise as the first United States city of the Industrial Revolution. They outline the growth from its role in the Revolutionary War and its becoming a powerhouse in the Civil War era.
  • January 12, 2017
    Having been raised in New Jersey, my husband and I decided to go here and see what could possibly be here. To our surprise this place was a delight and it should be a great place to take the kids to learn a little bit about the area.
  • August 9, 2016
    This place is a little gem. It isn't large, but it is packed with interesting historical exhibits and items showcasing the fascinating back story on Paterson. There is a little something for most nerds - trains, industry, military, guns, vintage medicine, Founding Fathers, etc. There are 2 locomotives parked outside! It is located one block from the Great Falls park, so this could be a nice afternoon break from walking around the falls. There was no air conditioning, though, so it was a little warm inside. Plus side, no crowds. It was free to enter, suggested donation $2 per adult.

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