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Historic Cold Spring Village

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Address: 720 Route 9, Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone Number: 609-898-2300
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A Step Back in Cape May history...

Like the Physick Estate, the HCSV is set up along the same lines as Colonial Williamsburgh; with authentic Shoppes, Craftsmen and Artisans to show how life existed in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2015
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Like the Physick Estate, the HCSV is set up along the same lines as Colonial Williamsburgh; with authentic Shoppes, Craftsmen and Artisans to show how life existed in the pre-Victorian days of the Cape May area. During the "Season" from June through October; there are wonderful Weekend Events, plus special activities for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Sorry to be cliche',... More 

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Cape May, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Quaint colonial village with exhibits that mix fun with leaning. Beautiful grounds, well shaded, with many weekly special events, eg Civil War Reenactment. Parking is never an issue, with parking spaces on either side of the village. Reasonably priced entrance fees.

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New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Similar to Williamsburg Va. except smaller and no rides. Every store owner and sales help is dressed in colonial costumes and the village is all colonial. They have special events and there is food & parking.

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North Cape May, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The village staff brings history to life everyday with their demonstrations of life in age of Homespun. It is a delight for people of all ages.

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Barryville New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is like a museum village where they dress and make items from colonial days. There are people demonstrating how candles, brooms, blacksmithing, etc. were done 300 or so years ago. Very relaxing atmosphere where you can stay the whole day if you want.

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Cape May, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Whenever people ask me what to do in Cape May, my first recommendation is "COLD SPRING VILLAGE". Growing up, it was always a special place to see interesting clothes, pottery, animals and crafts, and it remains that to me as I fly through my 20s. For those who don't know, the village is a collection of historic buildings lovingly restored... More 

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Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Went here on a rainy day over the Civil War Weekend. Pleasant enough diversion. The people who work there really do a great job. Interesting...

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Middle Village, New York, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My husband and I decided to give this a chance and it was adorable. It really took me back to a different time. We went on a weekend they have a Civil War reenactment and every one was really in character. It's nice for kids to see as well.

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Washington DC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Visited HCSV on a trip to Cape May. Can highly recommend it, if you want to get away from the beach for a moment. It's worth your while. Great houses and shops from a time gone by. All the people there do take time and explain their trades. Very educational, even for grown ups.The weekend I was there, there were... More 

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Wheeling, West Virginia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I love historical recreations like this one. All of the re-enactors were very knowledgeable about their trade and the entire staff was extraordinarily courteous. I thought we'd simply pop in for about an hour and leave, but we spent a solid 3 hours there and still didn't see everything. There's no guided tour or specific path to follow, meaning you... More 

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