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.
By popular request! A daytime opening for those who have trouble making it to the museum on weekends.
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.
One of the best days at Lake Hopatcong. Food, shopping, demonstrations, boat rides and more. And the Museum is open all day!
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.
Please note this program has a cap of 180 and is now sold out.
Bring your boat over for a time honored tradition!
Hours of Operation
The Museum will have evening hours during Hopatcong State Park's summer season and will be open:
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 5pm-8pm Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 5pm-8pm Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 5pm-8pm
The Museum is also available for research and special appointments. Please contact us.