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

Hope Lodge Historic Site



Beginning in June 2014, and continuing through October, Hope Lodge will be open for public tours on the third Sunday of the month. The historic site will be open from 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.

Tour fees are:
Adults — $5
Seniors (60+) — $4
Students (6 to 17) — $4
Children (5 and under) and members of the Friends of Hope Lodge — Free

Visit Hope Lodge, near Philadelphia, and enjoy seeing two historic time periods side by side. Some rooms are furnished in the Colonial style (1743-1770). Other rooms are shown in the Colonial Revival style (1922-1953). Hope Lodge is the only house museum in Pennsylvania devoted to these two periods. Also, enjoy the Colonial Revival gardens, walk the grounds, and marvel at the beautiful symmetry of the Georgian mansion set back from the street.


Saturday and Sunday November 1 and 2, 2014:
1777 Whitemarsh Encampment Re-enactment

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

The 33rd annual 1777 Whitemarsh Encampment Re-enactment will be Saturday and Sunday, November 1 and 2, 2014. We will be open to the public from 10am to 4pm each day, rain or shine. Features include camps and tactical maneuvers by British and American units, sutlers, period demonstrations, tours of the elegant Hope Lodge mansion, plus special activities for kids. Food will be available and there is free on-site parking. This event will be educational and fun for the entire family!

Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors (age 60+) and youths (ages 6 to 17). Children ages 5 and under are free. There is a special family (one car) admission of $20.
The admission charge supports the work of the Friends of Hope Lodge.

Schedule of Events
Downloadable Flyer
Reenactment Applications

Enter the 2014 Whitemarsh Encampment Photo Contest! Click here for the Contest Information


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]

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