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

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
Oct
12
Sat
Sussex County’s Heritage Weekend
Oct 12 – Oct 13 all-day

Historical sites across Sussex County will be open this weekend.  Obtain a complete brochure, maps and more at https://www.scahc.org/Events/ .  The Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum joins the fun and will be open on Sunday October 13, 2019 from noon to 4:00 pm.

Beefsteak & Tricky Tray Fundraiser @ St. Jude's Parish Hall
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum, like many community groups, uses St. Jude’s Parish Hall for programs and other events.  Unfortunately the lack of a sound system has made it difficult to hear in this large building.  On October 12th we come together as a community to raise the funds necessary to purchase a sound system so that the parish hall can serve the entire community for many years to come.

Oct
13
Sun
Lake Loop 2019 @ Hopatcong State Park
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Lake Loop 2019 offers participants bike, run and paddle challenges on Sunday, October 13 at Hopatcong State Park.

Museum Open @ Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum
Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Nov
7
Thu
Native American Stories of the Lenape @ Lake Hopatcong Foundation
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nov
9
Sat
Centennial Celebration of the Palace Theatre – One Hundred Years Ago at Lake Hopatcong @ Palace Theatre
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nov
17
Sun
Museum Open @ Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Dec
15
Sun
Museum Open @ Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Dec
21
Sat
Model Railroad at Historic Lake Hopatcong Station @ Lake Hopatcong Station
Dec 21 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Lake Hopatcong Foundation and Sussex County Railroad Club will feature model railroad in the historic Lake Hopatcong Station, which first opened in 1911 and has been recently restored.

Dec
22
Sun
Model Railroad at Historic Lake Hopatcong Station @ Lake Hopatcong Station
Dec 22 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Lake Hopatcong Foundation and Sussex County Railroad Club will feature model railroad in the historic Lake Hopatcong Station, which first opened in 1911 and has been recently restored.

Jan
23
Thu
Landing, A Transportation Mecca @ Lake Hopatcong Station
Jan 23 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Landing was once a transportation hub for Lake Hopatcong with the Lackawanna Railroad, Morris County Traction Company, and two different steamboat companies all converging to deliver passengers to their destinations around the popular resort.  Spectacular images of the Lackawanna, Black Line and White Line steamers, and trolley will give you a whole new perspective of this area and explain just how Landing got its name.  Presented by Marty Kane.

Fun Stuff!

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Hours of Operation

Based on the latest government guidance our museum is closed to the public as a result of the COVID-19 situation.  All New Jersey State Parks are currently closed.  We will reopen as soon as possible.  Please contact us by email at LHHISTORY@att.net for research and to answer inquiries.