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

Mar
31
Sun
Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum Open @ Hopatcong State Park
Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Apr
23
Tue
Weekday Museum Opening @ Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

By popular request!  A daytime opening for those who have trouble making it to the museum on weekends.

May
4
Sat
Native Plant Sale @ Lake Hopatcong Station
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Get a jump on spring planting that’s good for the environment by shopping at the Lake Hopatcong Foundation Native Plant Sale on Saturday, May 4 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Lake Hopatcong Station, 125 Landing Road, Landing. This sale will include many varieties of plants, all native to New Jersey, so they should take well to your yard.  Experts will be on hand to answer questions.

May
11
Sat
Lake Hopatcong Block Party @ Hopatcong State Park
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

May
18
Sat
Salute to Eric Sloane and Unveiling of Sloane’s 1936 Drawing of Lake Hopatcong @ Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum
May 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Noted painter and author Eric Sloane worked at various summer jobs on the lake, including at local boat yards. In 1936 he presented a detailed color drawing of the lake as a gift to Nick Steneck, owner of Hockenjos Boat Company. The drawing was passed down to Nick Steneck, Jr. and his wife Peg.  Nick and Peg have wonderfully donated this drawing to the Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum and will be traveling from Michigan to unveil this wonderful museum addition at 7:00pm.

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.

Fun Stuff!

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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

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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