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

May
16
Sat
CANCELED – Hudson Farm Charity Hike @ Hudson Farm
May 16 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am

The hike is free and open to all. Lunch and a souvenir are provided compliments of Hudson Farm. Everyone who completes the hike will receive $1 per year of age that they can donate to the participating local organizations. Those over 65 may substitute the hike for a tour of the grounds and estate house. The farm is located at 270 Sparta-Stanhope Road in Hopatcong. Come on out and enjoy a great day for the lake community!

May
23
Sat
New Date!! Annual Native Plant Sale @ Lake Hopatcong Station
May 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Lake Hopatcong Foundation Native Plant Sale has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 23 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Lake Hopatcong Station, 125 Landing Road, Landing.  There will be an option to order ahead and arrange for pick-up/delivery or to safely browse that day.  This sale will include many varieties of native plants so they should take well to your yard.

Jun
4
Thu
CANCELED—-Rex Beach, The Lake’s Greatest Author @ Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club
Jun 4 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Part of the Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum’s dinner program series.  Flyer to be forwarded to all museum members approximately 6 weeks before the event.

Jun
27
Sat
POSTPONED – Annual Lake Hopatcong Veteran’s Cruise @ Lake Hopatcong Cruises (Miss Lotta)
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

9:00AM- JEFFERSON & HOPATCONG VETERANS
11:00AM- MT. ARLINGTON & ROXBURY VETERANS

Point of Contacts:

JEFFERSON: JOANNE MEYER 973-208-6102
JMEYER@JEFFERSONTOWNSHIP.NET

MT. ARLINGTON: CHRISTINA CHISMAR 973-234-5080
CCHISMAR@MTARLINGTONBORO.COM

HOPATCONG: CATHY MILLIAN 973-770-2701
CMILIAN@HOPATCONG.ORG

ROXBURY: CHRISTINE HOUTZ 973-479-5881
CHRISHOUTZ@HOTMAIL.COM

Complimentary light lunch following each cruise at:
The American Legion
210 Espanong Road, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849

 

POSTPONED – Lake Hopatcong Antique Boat Show @ Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club
Jun 27 @ 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.

Jul
2
Thu
Annual Lake Hopatcong Fireworks @ Lake Hopatcong - Main Lake
Jul 2 @ 9:00 pm

Always a special night at Lake Hopatcong!

Jul
16
Thu
CANCELED – Book Me A Room! Lake Hopatcong’s Grand Hotels @ Casa Bianca
Jul 16 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Part of the Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum’s dinner program series.  Flyer to be forwarded to all museum members approximately 6 weeks before the event.

Aug
27
Thu
Lake Hopatcong Trivia – Virtually!
Aug 27 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Test your knowledge of the lake’s history in a fun game of trivia.  Featuring historic photos of the lake.  Email LHHISTORY@gmail.com for a link to the program.

Sep
3
Thu
Greetings from Bertrand Island @ Virtual Program
Sep 3 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Of all the attractions and amusements that have existed at Lake Hopatcong, none was more beloved than Bertrand Island Park. Following the 47 minute narrated documentary, authors of the video’s script, Marty and Laurie Kane, will take questions and lead a discussion about the park.

Oct
10
Sat
CANCELED – Lake Hopatcong Block Party @ Hopatcong State Park
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

One of the best days at Lake Hopatcong.  Food, shopping, demonstrations, boat rides and more.  And the Museum is open all day!

Nov
7
Sat
Canceled – The Roaring 20’s @ The Palace Theatre
Nov 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Flyer to be forwarded to all museum members approximately 6 weeks before the event.

Dec
1
Tue
Visit the Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum! @ Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum
Dec 1 2020 – Jan 30 2021 all-day

Museum visitation, historical research, and the gift shop are all available by appointment.  Face masks are required for entering the museum building.

Dec
2
Wed
Visit the Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum! @ Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum
Dec 2 2020 – Jan 31 2021 all-day

Museum visitation, historical research, and the gift shop are all available by appointment.  Face masks are required for entering the museum building.

Dec
3
Thu
Visit the Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum! @ Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum
Dec 3 2020 – Feb 1 2021 all-day

Museum visitation, historical research, and the gift shop are all available by appointment.  Face masks are required for entering the museum building.

Dec
4
Fri
Visit the Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum! @ Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum
Dec 4 2020 – Feb 2 2021 all-day

Museum visitation, historical research, and the gift shop are all available by appointment.  Face masks are required for entering the museum building.

Fun Stuff!

Explore Exhibits

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Historical Articles

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Photo Gallery

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Museum Shop

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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.