Located in a 19 th century building which originally served as a Morris Canal locktender’s house, the Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum offers an engaging and informative look at the history of New Jersey’s largest lake.

Upcoming Events

Aug
16
Tue
Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum Program – “Filmed On Location” @ The Palace Theatre
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A look at Lake Hopatcong’s connection to the film industry – movies filmed at the lake as well as theatres that have made the lake area home. To be held at the beautifully restored Palace Theatre, home of The Growing Stage, The Children’s Theatre of NJ. Flyer to be forwarded to all museum members approximately 4 weeks before the event.
Aug
22
Mon
Postcard Night at the Museum @ Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum
Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The museum will have public hours on Monday August 22, 2022 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.  All exhibits are open and the musem gift shop will offer an opportunity to purchase rare vintage postcards from a local vendor.

Sep
13
Tue
Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum Dinner Program – “Lake Hopatcong’s Wood’s Port” @ Stone Water Restaurant
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Part of the Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum’s dinner program series.  Flyer to be forwarded to all museum members approximately 4 weeks before the event.

Oct
2
Sun
Annual Lake Loop @ Hopatcong State Park
Oct 2 @ 9:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Annual bike, run, paddle challenge at the lake.  Museum also open!

Oct
19
Wed
Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum Dinner Program – “The Ice Age” @ Windlass Restaurant
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Part of the Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum’s dinner program series.  Flyer to be forwarded to all museum members approximately 4 weeks before the event.

Fun Stuff!

Explore Exhibits

019300141-thumb

Historical Articles

B20047-THUMB

Photo Gallery

96670009-THUMB

Museum Shop

P-1010-THUMB

Hours of Operation

Summer 2022 Hours:                                    Thursday, June 30-An Afternoon at the Museum, 1:00pm-4:00pm           

Tuesday, July 26 - 5:00pm-8:00pm       

Monday, Aug 22-Postcards of Lake Hopatcong, 5:00-8:00pm               

And by appointment.

We are happy to schedule appointments for you to visit us at other hours.  Please note that the State Park is usually full by 10:00am on weekends in the summer so we do not schedule weekend appointments.

Please email us at LHHISTORY@att.net or telephone 973-398-2616 for research requests, gift shop questions, to schedule an appointment to visit the museum outside of public hours, or any other inquiries.