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
18
Tue
Museum Summer Evening Hours @ Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum
Jun 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jun
22
Sat
Lake Hopatcong Antique Boat Show @ Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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.

Jun
28
Fri
Annual Lake Hopatcong Fireworks @ Lake Hopatcong - Main Lake
Jun 28 @ 9:00 pm
Jul
1
Mon
Smithsonian Water/Ways Exhibit @ Lake Hopatcong Foundation
Jul 1 – Aug 10 all-day
Jul
9
Tue
Museum Summer Evening Hours @ Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum
Jul 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jul
11
Thu
Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum Dinner Program – Hidden Treasures of Lake Hopatcong @ Asian Diner
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jul
13
Sat
Wild & Scenic Film Festival @ Palace Theatre
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Aug
13
Tue
Museum Summer Evening Hours @ Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum
Aug 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Aug
15
Thu
Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum Dinner Program – Lost Mines of Lake Hopatcong @ Casa Bianca
Aug 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sep
8
Sun
Members Only Walking Tour of Edison Mine @ Edison Mine, Sparta Mountain Wildlife Management Area
Sep 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join Canal Society of New Jersey President Joe Macasek for an interesting walk of the former Edison Mine and Edison Ore-Milling Company.   Edison founded an iron mining and processing company here in the 1890’s and made important contributions to the field of mining technology.  This site is incredibly rich with historic ruins, abandoned railroads and abandoned mines.  This tour is only open to members of the Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum.

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Hours of Operation

The Museum will have evening hours during Hopatcong State Park's summer season and will be open:

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 5pm-8pm Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 5pm-8pm      Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 5pm-8pm

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

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