Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May

4.4
#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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  • Showed up on a weekday is October and there was almost no one around (never saw an employee), but we had a great time walking thru the park and seeing the old restored buildings. They have done an exc...  more »
  • Had gone there many years ago when our kids were small. Went on a recent trip, during a Revolutionary War reenactment weekend. We sat through a great hour-long presentation on the history of US Flags....  more »
  • We have attended many of the Cold Spring Village events. We enjoy the Celtic weekend , Paranormal events and the Christmas activities. They should have different events because after, 12 years there h...  more »
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  • I just went to the brewery. Very solid. The red was my personal favorite offering. The village/museum looks cool. Maybe next time.
  • Atmosphere was great, service was friendly. We did not love the beer or the soda. But I recommend stopping by on a nice day to check out this unique place and play some of the yard games outside.
  • There is so much to learn here. All of the people that we spoke to in the various buildings were very knowledgeable about the craft that they were demonstrating and the history behind it.
  • Very informative for adults and children. Fun activities and a great brewery on site.
  • Such a fun place! We went on a Sunday afternoon and it wasn't terribly crowded. I loved that the staff interacted with our toddler and made him feel like a "big boy".

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