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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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Harrisburg, PA
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I really love living history "museums" and this one is no exception. The reenactors were so knowledgeable and we just loved it! We especially liked the schoolhouse, printer, and basket weaver. The village is so full of history and the reenactors pay careful attention to explaining the buildings they're in which was extremely interesting. I wish they had more selections... More

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New Cumberland, Pa.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Though conveniently located on Route 9 near our motel, the Reeve's, once you have been there - you've pretty much seen everything. Once a year they have a really nice antique sale throughout the whole area, and that is wonderful, but just from week to week - once is enough.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My family and I have been going to OCNJ for summer vacation for years, but this was our first time going to Historic Cold Spring Village. I loved it! My kids are 11 and 7 years old and they were full of questions. The reenactors were very knowledgeable and patient and answered all of their questions. My kids enjoyed feeding... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I recently visited there with my wife and kids (7 & 11). We had a GREAT time! Everyone was extremely friendly, the grounds were beautiful, and the reenactors knew their stuff. They took the time to answer every question my kids had and were very nice about it. It was a 90+ degree day, but there was enough shade and... More

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Suffern, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

First you have to understand that the entire village is reproduction. You can get the feel of things like the blacksmith cottage. Handicapped beware, it's not easily walking because of the reproduction and tree roots. If you like visiting this type of place go when they have special happenings, otherwise it's dull.

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

Hello elfies6, Thank you for visiting and reviewing Historic Cold Spring Village. We deeply regret that you found your visit dissatisfying, though I must correct a misunderstanding; the Village is not reproduction. Only one building on our 30 acre site, the Pottery Shop, is a modern construction. The remaining 25 are original historic structures ranging from our Coxe Hall Cottage,... More

London, England
Top Contributor
329 reviews 329 reviews
163 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This counts as one of the best reconstructed villages I have had the pleasure of seeing, from the friendly greeting at the gate to the knowledgeable folk manning the various houses. I would suggest an early visit to the Ice Cream Parlour followed by the horse drawn ride around the village before exploring it on foot.

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Wexford, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We stopped here with our 3 kids ages 10, 8 & 6 on a break away from the beach day. It is well worth the trip - you can tour all the unique historic buildings at your own pace and we really enjoyed the mini talks each staff member gave regarding life at that period of time. It was a... More

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New Oxford, Pennsylvania
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94 reviews 94 reviews
38 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

If you enjoy history, this is a must stop. Restored buildings from the 1800's, from pottery, to printing, to bookbinding or basket making. Look for the icebox jem in the ice cream parlor. Length of time really depends on how much of the 'talks' you want to hear and how many questions you have. I was there for the quilt... More

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

Hello Dean_Amy-2004, Thank you very much for your glowing review and kind words regarding your visit to Historic Cold Spring Village! We are thrilled to hear that our threefold mission of education, historic preservation and heritage tourism reached you during our 28th Annual Cape May Quilt Show and Fiber Arts Weekend. While the dyeing station was an exhibit exclusive to... More

Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I am always pleased with Cold Spring Village. There are lots of stops in this town for kids to learn what life was like "in the olden days" (school, houses, inn, bookmaker, two different smiths, newspaper printer, basketweaving, and more!). Of course, the people in each of these places are volunteers, so some are better than others, but overall, my... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We had a wonderful time. We were a group of girl scouts and parents. The young girls all enjoyed this themselves and learned a little history. The staff were all friendly and answered all questions the kids came up with. The were very happy to pose with the girls for bbc.co pictures. Well worth the trip.

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