Hope Lodge Historic Site
1777 Whitemarsh Encampment Re-enactment
10am-4pm each day, Rain or Shine.
Come to Hope Lodge and celebrate the 236th anniversary of the time when Gen. George Washington and the Continental army were camped in the Whitemarsh hills. See the British and American camps, military drills and skirmishes. Buy reproduction goods from colonial-style sutlers. Learn about open-hearth cooking and colonial life. Tour the Hope Lodge mansion. There will be special children's activities and fun for the entire family.
Food will be available. Free parking on-site.
- Saturday: Skirmishes at 11:30am and 2:30pm
- Sunday: Pistol duel at 1pm; Skirmish at 2:30pm
- $7 for adults (18+)
- $5 for seniors (60+) and students/youths (6 to 17)
- children age 5 and under are free
- There is a special family rate (one car) of $20.
Admissions support the work of the Friends of Hope Lodge.
Enter the Whitemarsh Encampment Photo Contest! Details
Hope Lodge Welcomes Cub Scouts
Hope Lodge welcomed Cub Scout pack 173 on Sunday, October 20. It was a beautiful day and we had 26 scouts, family and friends turn out to help with projects. Shrubs were pruned, weeds pulled, ground hog holes filled in, many bird houses, made by the scouts, were put up around the property, and bricks were reset. Also, one fence was scraped and sanded and painting started. We really appreciated all the hard work and the scouts had a great time learning new skills and helping others in the community.
Roddy Davis Repairs Visitors' Lot Gates
The Friends are very grateful to Roddy Davis, one of our loyal volunteers, for repairing the gates to the visitors' parking lot. The gates suffered from wind damage and from winter snows/snow-plowing. Roddy did a wonderful job repairing them. He added corner braces to the gates, replaced the broken hinges, strengthened the posts with new support chains, fixed the retaining pins and improved the system for securing the gates in both open and closed positions. Thank you, Roddy, for your concern and support for Hope Lodge and for your excellent workmanship!
» Summer 2011 "Correspondent" [pdf]
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.
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.
Andrew E. Masich
James M. Vaughan