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Historic Cold Spring Village

720 Route 9, Cape May, NJ 08204
609-898-2300
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Ranked #11 of 22 attractions in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
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Mohrsville, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I have elementary children who enjoyed this, as did my wife and I. The live demonstrations were very educational and fun. I think I would have even enjoyed it without kids. We bought a combo pass when we at the Naval Air Station Wildwood Museum to into there and here for a discount.

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Dover, Delaware
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

If you like Williamsburg, VA, you'll love Cold Spring Village. There is plenty of parking and lots to do while there.

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Montreal, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

My wife and I went there and spent an entire day enjoying the different stories of the village, I particularly enjoyed the old school and the challenges that those first colonists faced in their day to day. The actors were very nice, pleasant and knowledgeable, the store had all kind of different memorabilia and the lady that was there was... More

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Medford
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I was pleasantly surprised how nice this museum was. My kids were tired of going to the beach so we decided to go for their pirate weekend. The museum is outdoor and reminded me of a very small (and less expensive) Colonial Williamsburg. Character actors were throughout the museum explaining how people lived back in that time. They also had... More

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Wildwood Crest, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Returned after about a 5 year absence. There is really nothing there. Some old houses and a few animals. I guess OK for grammar school class trips. Expensive entrance fee. Snack areas some closed. Restaurant has changed hands just about every year. IMHO rainy day would be worse as is almost all outside. It is ashamed that this area that... More

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Kate D, Public Relations Manager at Historic Cold Spring Village, responded to this review

Dear enjoytravelnj, Thank you for pointing out for other TripAdvisor users that there are some old houses at Historic Cold Spring Village. The heart of the Village truly is its twenty-six restored historic structures that offer testament to the rich history of Cape May County. Over the course of four decades, Village staff saved from demolition and restored at least... More

Westfield
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This is WELL worth the visit. A few miles outside of Cape May. An old village, similar to Williamsburg, VA or Sturbridge Village, MA. Houses from the 1600s, with people dressed in period garb, a great place to walk around and see & hear what life was like centuries ago. They have lots for the kids to see, like a... More

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Millville, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

My family and I visited this weekend and came in the back side, unaware there was a front entrance to the restaurant. We arrive around 3:30 PM and paid 40 dollars to get in, totally uaware that the village shuts down at 4:30, AND WAS NEVER TOLD WHEN WE ENTERED. I had asked where to get something to eat and... More

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Kate D, Public Relations Manager at Historic Cold Spring Village, responded to this review

Andreg445, I am very sorry to hear about this. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We do in fact offer a discounted admission after 3pm and I would be surprised if you were charged full price. (I wonder if you were given the discounted price and simply weren't told?) It is standard practice for our gate staff to... More

Millville, New Jersey, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

This is a great place to go with the kids, from train rides to homemade ice cream, and then there is so much to do. The kids absolutely love it

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Swedesboro, New Jersey, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Charming historic setting just out side of the Center of Cape May. well worth the trip.. Great place to walk around but I would take the hourse and wagon ride first. Plenty of volunteers to make you feel welcome. If you get your timimng down right you can even enjoy some 1700's cooking!!

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The interpreters were great, especially Sarah, the school mistress! She was very knowledgeable and engaging! She answered lots of questions about the building and education system of the time.

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