Hope Lodge in Ft. Washington to reopen for tours on April 3rd

Hope Lodge, a historic property located in Fort Washington, will reopen for tours on Sunday, April 3rd. Guided tours will be available on Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (except national holidays) through October.

Hope Lodge was built between 1743 and 1748 by Quaker entrepreneur Samuel Morris, who was a farmer, shipowner, miller, iron-master, shop owner, and proprietor of the mill that is now known as Mathew Mill.

Hope Lodge is an example of early Georgian architecture, and it is speculated that Edmund Woolley, the architect of Independence Hall, offered advice on its design.

Morris owned the estate until his death in 1770 when it was inherited by his brother Joshua who sold it to Philadelphia merchant William West. Today the property is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission in association with The Friends of Hope Lodge.

COVID protocols are in effect and masks are required inside all buildings. There will be volunteers on hand to provide information and to ensure COVID protocols are observed.

The property hosts several events throughout the year including the Ales & Petals/Car Show and a Revolutionary War encampment.

You can find the event calendar here.