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. Using our world travel planner, Cape May attractions like Historic Cold Spring Village can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Cold Springs Village has something for everyone. It's a great way to enjoy the outdoors, learn some history and enjoy some craft beer. It's easy to get to from the GSP, just take Exit 4B - Wildwood an...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    We had a wonderful day exploring Cold Spring Village! There is a Welcome Center in the old church that provides lots of artifacts, a self guided tour (you read the posters) and a brief video overview....  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    This is kind of an ideal stop for those who like history, crafts, farms, and even a brewery. It doesn't take long to get around the village, and each stop has enthusiastic, knowledgeable people demons...  more »
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  • July 5, 2017
    I just went to the brewery. Very solid. The red was my personal favorite offering. The village/museum looks cool. Maybe next time.
  • June 9, 2017
    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.
  • July 4, 2017
    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.
  • July 5, 2017
    Very informative for adults and children. Fun activities and a great brewery on site.
  • February 22, 2017
    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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