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

Jul
1
Mon
Smithsonian Water/Ways Exhibit @ Lake Hopatcong Foundation
Jul 1 – Aug 10 all-day
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
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.

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Hours of Operation

The Museum will be open:

Sunday, October 13, 2019,                      noon-4:00 pm

Sunday, November 17, 2019,                  1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Sunday, December December 15, 2019  1:00 pm-4:00 pm

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

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