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Directions to Paterson NJ

Paterson's Great Falls Historic District can be found on these websites: www.patersonmuseum.com and www.patersonnj.gov. The Rogers Storage Building and the Rogers Frame Fitting Shop are across Spruce Street from the Paterson Museum. From the Museum parking lot, walk across Spruce St. to Burger King. Go left down Spruce St. from Burger King to the entrance to the courtyard of 32 Spruce St. on the right, and look for the posted signs to the Storage Building, which is behind 32 Spruce St. The Storage Building straddles the upper raceway.

For GPS or internet-based route mapping
Use the Paterson Museum address, 2 Market Street, Paterson, NJ 07501. You can enter this address at www.google.com/maps and see aerial views and maps. Click on "Get Directions" for specific details and a map from your home to here, by car or bus or train or bicycle.

Public Transit
Public Transit is available via bus and train (visit www.njtransit.com for timetables; trains from NYC arrive at 7:59 and 9:59 AM). The NJ Transit Main Line train station is in walking distance, about 20 minutes: Come down from the platform to street level, orient yourself on the south end of the station to find Ward St. For reference, the north end of the station is Market St. Both of these streets run perpendicular to the tracks. Walk west on Ward St. toward the downtown commercial center (uphill). Walk away from the Art Deco-style Post Office and cross Memorial Drive at the first traffic light. The new Center City Mall will be on your right three blocks past that light. Follow Ward St. to its major intersection with Main St., which is at the far end of the Center City Mall. Make a left here at the light and now walk south on Main St. for several blocks until the intersection with Grand St. where you will turn right (St. John's Cathedral is on the left here). Follow Grand St. for several blocks walking away from St. John's. You will pass under Rt. 19, then go right at the light on to Spruce Street. The entrance for 32 Spruce St. will be on the left side of the street before the Burger King.

Driving Directions to Paterson Museum Parking Lot:
CLICK for a map showing how to walk from the parking lot to the Rogers Storage Building.

FROM THE EAST, VIA ROUTE 80 WEST:
Exit 57 B-A. Follow signs for Downtown Paterson, keeping right at the off ramp fork. Watch carefully for the FIRST light, make a right here onto an unmarked road (Marshall St.) which runs right along the County Jail (tan brick building) on the left (if you miss this continue to the intersection at Main St., turn right, follow to Grand St.). Make a right at the first intersection onto Grand Street. Follow Grand St. immediately under the Rt. 19 over pass and go right at stoplight at Spruce St. Make the first right at the next stoplight on to Market St. Immediate right into Paterson Museum parking lot. Park at the far end of the lot.

FROM THE WEST, VIA ROUTE 80 EAST:
Exit 57 B (Downtown Paterson) to Grand Street, keep right on the off ramp, carefully following signs for Grand St. At end of ramp, turn left onto Grand Street. Follow Grand St. immediately under the Rt. 19 over pass and go right at stoplight on Spruce St. Make the first right at the next stoplight on to Market St. Immediate right into Paterson Museum parking lot. Park at the far end of the lot.

FROM GARDEN STATE PARKWAY NORTH:
Exit 155P to Route 19 North. Follow signs for Downtown Paterson/Grand Street, keeping to right and carefully following signs for Grand St. At the end of the ramp turn left at the light onto Grand Street. Follow Grand St. immediately under the Rt. 19 over pass and go right at stoplight on Spruce St. Make the first right at the next stoplight on to Market St. Immediate right into Paterson Museum parking lot. Park at the far end of the lot.

FROM GARDEN STATE PARKWAY SOUTH:
Exit 159 onto Route 80 West. Follow directions for Route 80 West as above.

VIA ROUTE 4 WEST:
Cross over the Passaic River Bridge turns into Broadway in Paterson. Go through several stoplights for about a half mile. Turn left onto Memorial Drive before the Wendy's. Go about 4 blocks and turn right onto Grand Street (a large mill on right, trestle on left). Follow Grand St several stoplights. Immediately under the Rt. 19 over pass and go right at stoplight on Spruce St. Make the first right at the next stoplight on to Market St. Immediate right into Paterson Museum parking lot. Park at the far end of the lot.

ADA Notice: If you require assistance, notify us when registering so we can show you a stair-less route.

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