Hope Lodge

History

Hope Lodge FactsWhile the Continental Army camped nearby in what is now Fort Washington State Park, Hope Lodge was an important location in its own right. Owner William West was a true Patriot, offering the home for use by the Army. 

Dr. John Cochran, Surgeon General to George Washington, used the manor house as his headquarters during the Whitemarsh Encampment. From November 11 to December 11, 1777, Hope Lodge and the surrounding area were a safe-haven for the American troops. The easily defendable position helped the Army fend off the British in minor skirmishes during the month-long stay. 

Several legends have been passed down through the centuries, including one that says George Washington rode his horse through the hallway of Hope Lodge. Though there is no evidence to support this claim, there can be no doubt that Washington would have visited Dr. Cochran frequently during the encampment. 

Hope Lodge's 1740s mansion house is open on select dates throughout the year, with many rooms furnished in the Colonial style, as they would have been during the time of the Whitemarsh Encampment. The grounds, complete with Colonial Revival gardens, are an impressive sight as well. 

Annual Events

Hope Lodge Mansion HouseCharter Day
March 8, 2015

In honor of Charter Day, a celebration of William Penn being granted the Charter of Pennsylvania, Hope Lodge will be open and offering free admission for the day. Tour the 1740s Georgian mansion and see two time periods side-by-side with rooms decorated in Colonial (1743-1770) and Colonial Revival (1922-1953) styles. 

Hope Lodge Battle RecreationWhitemarsh Encampment
November 7 & 8, 2015

Experience the life of a Revolutionary War soldier during the annual Whitemarsh Encampment event at Hope Lodge. Weekend activities include skirmish re-enactments, weapons demonstrations, Revolutionary-era church service, house tours, colonial crafts and food vendors. 


Restaurants Near Hope Lodge

Hilton Garden Fort WashingtonGreat American Grill (at the Hilton Garden Inn)
530 Pennsylvania Ave
Fort Washington, PA 19034
Distance: 3 Miles
215.366.1006

Located in the Hilton Garden Inn, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Room service in the evening and onsite catering available for all your event needs.

DoubleTree Philadelphia WestBrandywine Hunt Club & Grille (at the DoubleTree Philadelphia West)
640 Fountain Rd
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Distance: 6 Miles
610.879.4160

The Brandywine is a charming restaurant with noted American cuisine. Ask about our Easter, Mother's Day and Thanksgiving specials.

Dave & Busters Plymouth MeetingDave & Buster's - Plymouth Meeting
500 W. Germantown Pk
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Distance: 4 Miles
610.832.9200

Great food, lively atmosphere, and an awesome gaming room! A unique location for your next private party or corporate event; we have it all, for all ages! Eat, drink, play!

Piazza on the SqaureThe Piazza on the Square
Old York Rd & West Ave
Jenkintown, PA 19046
Distance: 7 Miles
215.886.8030

In the heart of Jenkintown Borough, The Piazza on the Square offers a variety of restaurants, shopping, the arts and entertainment with public transportation nearby. Short term stays are available in the furnished Villa's on the Square.  


Hotels Near Hope Lodge

Hilton Garden ExteriorHilton Garden Inn - Fort Washington Philadelphia
530 Pennsylvania Ave
Ft Washington, PA 19034
Distance: 3 Miles
215.646.4637

Fort Washington's newest hotel features an indoor pool and fitness center, and 24-hour business center. All rooms equipped with refrigerators, microwave ovens and coffee makers. 3,000 square-feet of meeting space available. 

Courtyard RoomCourtyard by Marriott - Plymouth Meeting
651 Fountain Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Distance: 4 Miles
610.238.0695

The Courtyard Plymouth Meeting Hotel is ideally located near Center City Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Convention Center, PHL Airport and the Crayola Factory. 

DoubleTree Philadelphia WestDoubleTree Suites by Hilton - Philadelphia West
640 Fountain Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Distance: 4 Miles
610.834.8300

The 253 spacious suites feature a living room, separate master bedroom, wet bar, coffee maker and refrigerator. Amenities include a pool, sun deck, whirlpool, sauna and exercise room, and the Brandywine Hunt Club & Grille.

Hampton Inn Plymouth MeetingHampton Inn - Philadelphia/Plymouth Meeting
2055 Chemical Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Distance: 4 Miles
610.567.0900

136 rooms. Features complimentary hot breakfast buffet, restaurant and fitness room on-site. Conveniently located, with additional dining and shopping within walking distance. Internet access, HBO, USA Today and local calls. Group rates and Hilton Honors Rewards. 

ACE Conference Center RoomsACE Conference Center
800 Ridge Pk
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
Distance: 5 Miles
610.825.8000

Newly renovated, the ACE Conference Center is a distinctive, state-of-the-art facility situated on 300 acres of rolling hills and woodlands providing a secluded, yet highly accessible venue for any type of indoor/outdoor conference, business and/or social event.

Chestnut Hill HotelChestnut Hill Hotel
8229 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Distance: 5 Miles
215.242.5905

Located in the historic community of Chestnut Hill, well known for its many unique shops and restaurants. 36 rooms appointed with modern amenities. Bombay Room accommodates up to 50. Complimentary continental breakfast. Free parking. 

Hyatt House Plymouth ExteriorHyatt House Philadelphia/Plymouth Meeting
501 E Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401
Distance: 6 Miles
610.313.9990

Conveniently located 2 miles from the Pennsylvania Turnpike the HYATT HouseTM offers hotel accommodations with a residential atmosphere in all of our 131 guest suites. Book your next reservation and enjoy complimentary breakfast & Wi-Fi. 

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