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

Hope Lodge Historic Site




Hope Lodge will be open for guided tours on Sunday, July 19 from 12:30pm to 4:00pm, and again on the third Sunday of each month through October.

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
Whitemarsh Township Movie Night — Unbroken
Wednesday, August 5th

See "Unbroken," (PG-13) the story of Louis Zamperini, Olympic athlete and World War II POW. Movie starts at dusk (about 8:30pm). Free admission. Free on-site parking.

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.

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