Mount Hope Historical County Park,
Known locally as Richard Mine, Mount Hope Historical County Park was a booming iron mining and processing site. Three separate veins of ore were mined on this Park that contains the remains of the Teabo, Allen, and Richard Mine properties.
Today, you can enjoy this historical park for its heritage and beauty, as well as its hiking and snowshoeing trails. Register for a guided Industrial Heritage Tour to learn more about the fascinating history of this Park.
REMEMBER! For your personal safety… You MUST stay on the marked trails. Digital trail maps are available online.
Mining at Mount Hope began as early as 1710, making it one of the oldest mining areas in Colonial America. For the next 270 years, mines at Mount Hope, and throughout Rockaway Township, were worked almost continuously, with the last mine operating until 1978. In the northeastern section of Mount Hope Historical Park are the remains of mines representative of the county’s earliest commercial iron mining.
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Mount Hope Historical County Park is open daily Sunrise to Sunset throughout the year.
NO SMOKING POLICY:
The Morris County Park Commission has recently announced a No Smoking Policy banning all smoking including burning of, inhaling from, exhaling the smoke from or the possession of a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or any other matter of substance which contains tobacco or any other matter that can be smoked, or the inhaling or exhaling of smoke or vapor from an electronic smoking device.
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