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

Jun
8
Fri
Special evening program to be announced @ Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum
Jun 8 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jul
25
Wed
The Beaches of Lake Hopatcong @ Asian Diner, Ledgewood
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm
Oct
5
Fri
Favorite postcards from the collection @ Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum
Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nov
2
Fri
Elected officials at the lake @ Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum
Nov 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nov
3
Sat
Lake Hopatcong Foundation Beefsteak Dinner @ St. Jude's Church in Hopatcong
Nov 3 @ 6:30 pm

The Lake Hopatcong Foundation which is restoring Lake Hopatcong Station will host a Beefsteak Dinner & Volunteers Celebration at St. Jude’s Church in Hopatcong at 6:30pm. For more information see https://lakehopatcongfoundation.org/events/beefsteak

Mar
31
Sun
Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum Open @ Hopatcong State Park
Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Apr
23
Tue
Weekday Museum Opening @ Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

By popular request!  A daytime opening for those who have trouble making it to the museum on weekends.

May
4
Sat
Native Plant Sale @ Lake Hopatcong Station
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Get a jump on spring planting that’s good for the environment by shopping at the Lake Hopatcong Foundation Native Plant Sale on Saturday, May 4 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Lake Hopatcong Station, 125 Landing Road, Landing. This sale will include many varieties of plants, all native to New Jersey, so they should take well to your yard.  Experts will be on hand to answer questions.

May
11
Sat
Lake Hopatcong Block Party @ Hopatcong State Park
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

One of the best days at Lake Hopatcong.  Food, shopping, demonstrations, boat rides and more.  And the Museum is open all day!

May
18
Sat
Salute to Eric Sloane and Unveiling of Sloane’s 1936 Drawing of Lake Hopatcong @ Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum
May 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Noted painter and author Eric Sloane worked at various summer jobs on the lake, including at local boat yards. In 1936 he presented a detailed color drawing of the lake as a gift to Nick Steneck, owner of Hockenjos Boat Company. The drawing was passed down to Nick Steneck, Jr. and his wife Peg.  Nick and Peg have wonderfully donated this drawing to the Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum and will be traveling from Michigan to unveil this wonderful museum addition at 7:00pm.

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Hours of Operation

The Museum will next be open on Sunday, March 31 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

The Museum is also available for research and special appointments.  Please contact us.

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