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Address: 720 Route 9, Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone Number: 609-898-2300
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Living History

The lay back environment of Historic Cold Spring Village was such a comfortable escape from our maddening world. It is so much more FUN to see living history instead of reading... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The lay back environment of Historic Cold Spring Village was such a comfortable escape from our maddening world. It is so much more FUN to see living history instead of reading about it in a book. The tour guides were extremely knowledgeable and eager to share information with us.

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Way North of Philly
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We've never visited during the season, at which time admission is charged, because of the staff in costume, buildings open for poking around and watching demonstrations, etc. Off-season, it's still open to the public to walk around, although none of the buildings are open. There is a box near the entrance into which you can place a cash donation, although... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We visited this living history museum in September. We were thrilled to see so many buildings from the 17 to 1800's . The village is beautiful. There is a bandstand with many seats , restaurant, welcome center, blacksmith barn, horse drawn wagon in which you may ride, a beautiful pavilion with picnic benches, a quant ice cream shop and bakery,... More 

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Plano, Texas
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395 reviews 395 reviews
91 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I'm giving this site 5 stars, though we didn't get to see it "in action." Sadly, we went today, in April. Everything is really moving quite yet. I'm really excited to see it when it's up and operating for the season. A lot closes down in this part of the state for the end and beginning of the year. The... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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4 reviews 4 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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