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
5
Wed
Free Boating Safety Refresher Course @ Lake Hopatcong Foundation
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jun
6
Thu
SOLD OUT!! Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum Dinner Program – The Lake Hopatcong Name Game SOLD OUT!! @ Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please note this program has a cap of 180 and is now sold out.

Jun
8
Sat
Annual Blessing of the Fleet @ Nolan's Point (In front of the Lake Hopatcong Golf Course and Miss Lotta)
Jun 8 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Bring your boat over for a time honored tradition!

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
24
Sat
Canal Day 2019 @ Hugh Force Canal Park
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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!

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.

Sep
21
Sat
Pathways of History @ Pathways of History
Sep 21 – Sep 22 all-day
Sep
22
Sun
Museum Open @ Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Fun Stuff!

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Historical Articles

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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.