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Historic Cold Spring Village

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Address: 720 Route 9, Cape May, NJ 08204-4636
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+1 609-898-2300
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:30
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Historic Cold Spring Village (HCSV) is a open air living history museum...

Historic Cold Spring Village (HCSV) is a open air living history museum that invites all visitors to find meaning, pleasure, relevance, and inspiration in the exploration of southern New Jersey's past. It is a nonprofit, educational museum that is open during the spring-summer season. The centerpiece of the museum is a re-created rural Southern New Jersey town of the "home spun era" set on more than 30 acres.

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We went to visit Cold Spring Village on a nice cool day. We had a great day. The staff in the village are all so friendly and knowledgable. Great place for a day out in the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Passaic, New Jersey
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Passaic, New Jersey
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66 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to visit Cold Spring Village on a nice cool day. We had a great day. The staff in the village are all so friendly and knowledgable. Great place for a day out in the sunshine.

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Sandy N, Marketing & Advertising at Historic Cold Spring Village, responded to this review

Njlou1 thank you so much for your kind review and taking the time to walk around the Village the other day. Even though our buildings are closed for the season there's still a lot to see and learn while here. Come on back and see us when we're open for the season. The first weekend is Military Timeline June 17th-18th! More 

West Cape May, New Jersey
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40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not exactly in Cape May, but close enough.. Historical buildings from the area brought into one community. Every one giving information is dressed for the era. They give descriptive detail of the building they are living in or working in. A beautiful country store with reasonably priced souvenirs or household items . There is a restaurant , bakery ice cream... More 

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Sandy N, Marketing & Advertising at Historic Cold Spring Village, responded to this review

What a lovely review kikki c! Please come visit us at the brewery soon! We're open Tuesday through Sunday 12p-8p! More 

Bristol PA
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94 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for a beer tasting. Great beer. Infusion of flavors into the beer was a nice touch for my wife who is not a beer drinker. the brewery is in a great old barn. Outside firepit and yard was nice too.

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Sandy N, Marketing & Advertising Director at Historic Cold Spring Village, responded to this review

Thank you scalwag! We enjoyed having you come by to see us! Stop in again soon! Cheers! More 

Cape May, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Historic Cold Springs is a great place for history lovers, couples, families. A lot of interesting things for kids to see and do. Good eats too.

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Sandy N, Marketing & Advertising Director at Historic Cold Spring Village, responded to this review

Thank you patchworkcshoppe! Speaking of good eats, the Cold Spring Grange Restaurant will be open for the 2017 summer season. New ideas, new menu, etc. We're excited about it and look forward to having you come visit us again! Happy New Year! More 

Cape May, New Jersey
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I enjoy history and all that it has to offer, you can never stop learning. Cold Spring Village is taking that step back in time. Walking the village and learning about Cape May County is something you need to do. And it great as a field trip..

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Sandy N, Marketing, Advertising & Development Director at Historic Cold Spring Village, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for your positive review Diane H.! The history of Cape May County is certainly an interesting one and we love to share what we've learned with others. New in 2017 we are hosting a new weekend event! Whaler Yeoman Weekend on July 8-9. This event celebrates the Cape May County founding families’ livelihoods, which were tied to... More 

Colchester, Vermont, United States
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269 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Spending the day here was like taking a trip through time. The period buildings were hosted by very knowledgeable people who made each house "come alive." The printing press showed how it used to be so long ago, and the printer was able to give us a whole history of the printing press. He was very interesting to listen to.... More 

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Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

What a great place, went with 10 year old granddaughter, she had a blast. Loved the bakery and blacksmith. Would definitely recommend. You also need to try the new brewery, even have fresh made soda for kids.

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Binghamton, New York
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166 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We have been to Cold Spring Village in the past and wanted to see what was changed since our last visit. It was an extremely hot day when were there but found respite in an air conditioned building with rest rooms. Most of the buildings were moved from other New Jersey locations to here. People in character costumes man several... More 

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 September 2016

If you want to step back into history with live impersonators , fantastically restored and re-imagined structures , a live exhibition and demonstration of Benjamin franklin's inventions and research , a live cannon firing exhibition with historically accurately dressed actors then this is the place to go . The volunteers are versed in history and stay in character, so you... More 

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Metuchen, New Jersey
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67 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We stopped here enroute from Wildwood Crest to the Cape May Zoo. Although rainy, it was an awesome beginning to a day of lots of driving. Both kids (15 & 12) loved it much more than they anticipated. We saw roughly half in two hours. 22 acres of buildings staffed by volunteers artisans. Really great activity for all ages!

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