553 S. Bethlehem Pike • Fort Washington, PA 19034 • 215-646-1595 • contact us

Hope Lodge Historic Site




Hope Lodge will be open for visitors from 12:30pm to 4pm on both Sunday, September 20 and Sunday, October 18.

The Friends of Hope Lodge will offer tours of the elegant 1740s Georgian mansion at 1:00pm and 2:30pm.

Tour fees are $5 for adults, and $4 for seniors and students ages 6 to 17. Children age 5 and under, as well as members of the Friends of Hope Lodge are free.

Additional tours can be arranged for groups of 10 - 15 at a mutually convenient time for a minimum fee of $50. Please direct inquiries through this website and allow at least a week for a response.

On the Calendar


Saturday and Sunday November 7 and 8, 2015:
1777 Whitemarsh Encampment Re-enactment

10am-4pm each day, Rain or Shine.

Relive the time in 1777 when General George Washington and the Continental Army were camped in the Whitemarsh hills. See military demonstrations and skirmishes, sutlers with period reproductions, colonial crafts and cooking. Tour the elegant Hope Lodge mansion. Enjoy special childrens' activities. Fun for the entire family.

Admission is charged.

Details on admission charges and a schedule of activities will be posted at least two weeks prior to the event.

Downloadable Flyer

See slide show of the 2014 Encampment

Directions, Hours, and Admission
Directions: Pennsylvania Turnpike exit 339 (Fort Washington). After toll, stay left and follow the road (pass a Friendly's) to end. Left onto Bethlehem Pike. Shortly after crossing beneath the highway, Hope Lodge is on your left. Click for map.
2015 Hours: 12:30 to 4pm on Sundays July 19, August 16, September 20, and October 18, with guided tours of the elegant Hope Lodge mansion offered by the Friends of Hope Lodge at 1pm and 2:30pm.


Looking for that Perfect Historic Gift?

Our gift shop has a wide range of gifts, including notecards, candles, pottery, colonial toys, children's books, site guide book, local history info, Hawthorn Pins, and more! Cash and check only. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Hope Lodge.

Hope Lodge Video

Click to watch a 16 minute video introduction to the history of Hope Lodge! If you are planning to visit, take a few minutes to get acquainted with this beautiful Georgian mansion, just outside of Philadelphia.

Individuals with disabilities who need special assistance or accommodation
should call 215-646-1595 in advance to discuss their needs.

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Tom Wolf
Andrew E. Masich
Executive Director
James M. Vaughan