Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May

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#4 of 9 in Museums in Cape May County
Travel back in time to 19th-century South Jersey at Historic Cold Spring Village, where you can explore 26 historical buildings restored to working order. Staff members dressed in period clothing demonstrate everything from smithery and woodworking to pottery and open-hearth cooking. Meet the animals at the organic farm, and be sure to include a horse-drawn carriage ride in your schedule. When you get hungry, choose between the bakery, ice cream parlor, and restaurant. If you go on the weekend, check ahead of time for special events like Civil War reenactments. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Historic Cold Spring Village by using our Cape May travel route planning website .
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  • Historic Cold Spring Village was open for the day to walk around and look at the buildings but the actors were obviously off that day. I got to see the movie presentation and the slide show inside and...  more »
  • We enjoyed walking around into all the shops and then walking around looking at all the beautiful Christmas decorations!  more »
  • Absolutely beautiful place to visit. Family friendly and always something going on every week/weekend. It’s a great piece of Cape May history!  more »
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  • Historic little village that shows how the people lived long ago. They have different things they do like ghost tours during the season. They also do period reenactments with everyone dressed the part. There is a cool general store with all kinds of gifts and fun things for the kids. And don't forget to go to the barn for a adult beverage .( beer)
  • Wow!!! This is an a credible place if you like history. It has old buildings that date back to early settlers from all over Cape May County. A lot of historical re-enactments and events. This is great fun for the whole family. There is a lot to do and it's very educational. I love it there. I'm thinking about it getting a membership.
  • We went here for the brewery after attempting to go to the Cape May Brewery (only to find out they had ran out of beer.) Cold Springs is in a funky old barn and the atmosphere is awesome. The bartenders were super nice and knowledgeable in helping us pick out our flights. I would definitely recommend this place over other breweries in the area.
  • Enjoyed a leisurely stroll through a 19th century village. Happened to luck out, to be part of the annual 2017 Pumpkin Festival, sponsored by the Cape May Lower Township. Enjoyed funnel cake, pumpkin painting & for the adults; Cape May Brewery is on site as as well. Recommend the German Wheat Ale
  • A nice place to visit. There are interesting things to see and learn, but it could be better if the guides and craftsmen were in period dress and character. The restaurant and brewery are definitely worth visiting, and we enjoyed everything we ordered.

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