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​Welcome to Hope Lodge

Welcome to PA History 2 G0, a series of videos produced by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC), with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. These short videos serve to introduce you, the virtual visitor, to Pennsylvania's state-owned historic sites and museums as we explore the varied stories that make up the commonwealth's rich history.

Hope Lodge is an outstanding example of Georgian domestic architecture, built for Samuel Morris in the 1740s, where visitors can compare and contrast the lifestyles of its first and final owners. Some rooms are furnished in the Colonial-era style of the Morris occupancy while others are in the Colonial Revivial style of the early 20th century. These videos will take you inside Hope Lodge to explore one of the finest surviving Georgian homes.

📽️ Hope Lodge features intact fireplace surrounds made of King of Prussia marble. 

📽️ This short video focuses on paint colors used on the woodwork at Hope Lodge, the public and private rooms of the house and the differences of the Morris and Degn households. 


 📽️ Learn about the Fall 1777 Continental Army encampment in the hills surrounding Hope Lodge after the battle of Germantown.