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.
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.
One of the best days at Lake Hopatcong. Food, shopping, demonstrations, boat rides and more. And the Museum is open all day!
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.
Please note this program has a cap of 180 and is now sold out.
Bring your boat over for a time honored tradition!
One of the great days at Lake Hopatcong. Come view the beautiful boats at the historic and beautiful Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club. Open to all.
Hours of Operation
In accordance with approval granted by the NJDEP Division of Parks & Forestry, the Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum will open on a limited basis. Visits to the museum will be by appointment only with no more than six visitors in the building at one time. Masks and social distancing will be required.
To schedule an appointment, please email LHHISTORY@att.net or telephone 973-398-2616.
Please continue to email us at LHHISTORY@att.net for your research requests and for any other inquiries.