Historic Cold Spring Village Cape May
Where is it at?
Historic Cold Spring Village
720 Route 9
Tel: 609 898 2300
Where are we going today?
Historic Cold Spring Village is a living history museum set in what is known as the 'age of homespun' circa 1780 to 1840. There are 26 restored buildings set about the 30 acres, each containing costumed characters who will chat to the kids about their daily life and craft including backet weaving, woodwork and blacksmithing.
There are some opportunities for interactivity during the week and at weekends proper hands on activities are provided, as well as free horse and wagon rides.
Look out for the Cape May Point Jail, which is now the base for the family activities and also houses the dress up room!
How much does it cost?
- Free Under: 3 years.
When can we go?
Tuesdays through Sundays, from June 18th through September 1st, 10am to 4:30pm.
Bakery and Ice Cream Parlor are inside the museum grounds. Historic Cold Spring Village does not allow picnicking on the grounds. .
Any Top Tips?
Special events are held every weekend from June 1st through September 15th. .
Can I get one of those?
Items created by the artisans working at the Village may be purchased in the Village Country Store, sweets and treats, home-made jams and jellies, wooden toys and more!.
Pets are welcome on the village grounds, but must be kept on a leash..
What people are saying?
by Tina DeSelm
A quaint little village that shows what life was like 100+ years ago. I'm not sure it was the cost of admission but I did enjoy seeing the farm animals and going for a horse drawn carriage ride.
I do not recommend the restaurant. It has a very limited menu and we waited over 30 minutes for a cheese plate and two salads at 2:00 on a weekday.
I do recommend buying the combo ticket that gets you into Cape May Lighthouse a few minutes down the road.
by Mike Coles
This place is HUGE! I thought it was a railroad museum when we turned off of the highway. It's a whole village. It was a peaceful way to start our trip. We strolled around and enjoyed every bit. Check their calendar if you are planning a trip. They have frequent functions. There was a knitting group and "High Tea Party" the same day we were there. Alas, we missed both.
by Thomas Camp
Great artifacts. Wonderful shops. Tranquil atmosphere. feel like a time traveler.
by Eric Lavin
Excellent history, great staff, kids loved it
by Matteo Matthews