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

Hope Lodge Historic Site



The Friends of Hope Lodge will host two volunteer information sessions on Saturday, March 21 for people interested in learning about volunteer opportunities and in understanding more about the Hope Lodge historic site.

The morning session, from 10am to 12noon, will focus on the Friends organization, activities, and responsibilities. Opportunities to help guide visitors, staff special public events, care for the mansion and grounds, and other volunteer work will be discussed.

The afternoon session, from 1pm to 3pm, will feature a history of the site and stories of its owners and other residents. The video, Hope Lodge: Witness to America will be shown and there will be a short tour of the elegant 1740s Georgian mansion.

If you want to help history come alive, or just learn about a hidden gem, right in our community, come to Hope Lodge for one or both of these sessions. There will be time for questions in both the morning and afternoon.

Reserve a place by email at, or telephone Jack Gumbrecht at 484-632-6493 for more information, or just come to Hope Lodge on March 21.


The Friends of Hope Lodge thank all the re-enactors, sutlers, demonstrators, volunteers, and visitors who helped make the 2014 Whitemarsh Encampment Re-enactment a great success.

Congratulations and thanks to all the people who entered the 2014 Whitemarsh Encampment Photo Contest
Visit the 2014 Photo Gallery to view the winners and more!


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!

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.
Hours: 12:30 to 4pm on Sundays June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21, and October 19, with guided tours of the elegant Hope Lodge mansion offered by the Friends of Hope Lodge at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm.


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 Corbett
Andrew E. Masich
Executive Director
James M. Vaughan