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Historic Cold Spring Village

720 Route 9, Cape May, NJ 08204
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Ranked #13 of 22 Attractions in Cape May
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
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Middle Village, New York, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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
26 helpful votes 26 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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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We visited when they had a Revolutionare War reinactment. Stroll the shady streets to visit different homes and shops of the 1800's. My favorites were Ben Franklin who stayed in character. I also liked the school master. He really showed the kids what it was like to be a student back then. Lunch can be purchased at the bakery, a... More

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Englishtown, New Jersey
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We learned all kinds of interesting facts touring the different shops and homes of mid nineteenth century rural New jersy

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South Dennis, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This quiet village takes you back to a simpler time before all the electronic and when people work hard. Each house teaches a lesson (black smith, basket weaving, tin shop, wood working and printing. They have special events and have hands on week-ends for the children. My grand children would go every week end if they could. They have made... More

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Milmay, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Authentic New Jersey historic village. Take your time strolling along the shady paths and make sure you don't rush through the buildings without talking to the knowledgeable and friendly staff. Many of the Country Store's handmade crafts are made on site by the village craftspeople.

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Riverside, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The introductory video set the stage to enjoy this glimpse back in local history. After that it was a treat to hear from the many well informed, friendly presenters in period costume telling us about each structure and the varied activities -- bookbinding, printing, teaching, blacksmith, tinsmith, farm animals, weaving and more. We enjoyed the children's games during hands-on history... More

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New Jersey
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716 reviews 716 reviews
375 attraction reviews
689 helpful votes 689 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It is a nice outdoor scansen type area and a good learning experience for a family. Be prepared to do a lot of relaxed slow walking with frequent stops in 19th century workshops and stores. You get to watch several professions at work and the park employees in period cloths are always ready to explain and teach. A nice outing... More

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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110 reviews 110 reviews
39 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This historic site is well worth a visit particularly on one of the summer or fall weekends when a special event is hosted. I've been to the Civil War re-enactment several times and always enjoyed it. This time we took my daughter to Hands On History weekend which was equally wonderful. They gave each child a passport book and after... More

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