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.
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.
The Canal Day Festival is an old time country fair that celebrates the Morris Canal and its contributions to the development of the communities along its banks. The Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum will have a booth at the event!
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.
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.