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Historic Cold Spring Village

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Address: 720 Route 9, Cape May, NJ 08204-4636
Phone Number: 16098982300
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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an animated trip into history

If you want to step back into history with live impersonators , fantastically restored and re-imagined structures , a live exhibition and demonstration of Benjamin franklin's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
artfultraveler2016
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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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Binghamton, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been to Cold Spring Village in the past and wanted to see what was changed since our last visit. It was an extremely hot day when were there but found respite in an air conditioned building with rest rooms. Most of the buildings were moved from other New Jersey locations to here. People in character costumes man several... More 

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to step back into history with live impersonators , fantastically restored and re-imagined structures , a live exhibition and demonstration of Benjamin franklin's inventions and research , a live cannon firing exhibition with historically accurately dressed actors then this is the place to go . The volunteers are versed in history and stay in character, so you... More 

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Metuchen, New Jersey
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here enroute from Wildwood Crest to the Cape May Zoo. Although rainy, it was an awesome beginning to a day of lots of driving. Both kids (15 & 12) loved it much more than they anticipated. We saw roughly half in two hours. 22 acres of buildings staffed by volunteers artisans. Really great activity for all ages!

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Thank JoAnnSF
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a Sunday morning trip here on Pirate weekend! It was neat to walk around and hear the history behind the houses. They were brought there from all over Jersey. Being pirate weekend, there were coins hidden all over for the kids to find. Each child could get 3 and turn in for candy at the country store. Volunteers... More 

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Thank becky1076
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our children had so much in this little village. The "villagers", we're engaging and knowledgeable, and truly seemed to enjoy themselves. This is a great activity for younger children, say ages 2-10. Tweens and teens would be easily bored.

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Thank nicole l
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to take families. The re-enactors make the effort to engage visitors in how life was lived in the 1800s. There are many crafters at work: potters, printers, book binders, basket makers, tinsmith, and - most popular - a blacksmith. Crafts and other period-appropriate goods are on sale in the General Store. On summer weekends, the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came out for the Pirate invasion though small it was nice seeing our pirate friends. The sites were interesting and the workmanship was top notch. I thought it was a bit pricy for what it was but it was interesting

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Thank Heather L
Rutherford, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have not been to Cold Spring Village for many years. I visited this past Saturday while they were holding their paranormal events. I have to say, I was quite impressed. The grounds were clean and the ghost walk was very interesting. The storyteller for our walk was very informative. I will not hesitate to attend another event at Cold... More 

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Cranford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with 3 kids - ages 14, 11, and 4. Loved the way you wander in to the different houses and get to see hands on demonstrations from the 1800s -- printshop, woodworker, potter, blacksmith, basket weaver, schoolhouse, tavern, etc. We learned a lot. Also a nice bakery and homemade ice cream shop. We got to play games kids played... More 

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Thank Emily S
new jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like to learn about local history this is a great place to visit. There is a charge to enter but it helps to keep our knowledge of the past alive. Without the past we can't go forward. You get to learn about how people lived, how things were made, the buildings are originals (of course with repairs to... More 

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