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.
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
The Museum is now closed for winter but we are still available for research and special appointments. Please contact us.
Happy Holidays to all!