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“Nice, peaceful, rustic”

Historic Cold Spring Village
Ranked #14 of 62 things to do in Cape May
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Owner description: Historic Cold Spring Village (HCSV) is a open air living history museum that invites all visitors to find meaning, pleasure, relevance, and inspiration in the exploration of southern New Jersey's past. It is a nonprofit, educational museum that is open during the spring-summer season. The centerpiece of the museum is a re-created rural Southern New Jersey town of the "home spun era" set on more than 30 acres. The Village will open for the 2018 season June 23rd. We will kick off our special weekend events on June 16th!
Reviewed August 27, 2013

We go here once or twice a year for special weekends that they hold. It's inexpensive and historical. A nice place to take the kids to run off some steam.

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Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

A fun place to bring kids. Educational and interesting. At the weekend there are themed events which add to the fun. You can let the kids run, have fun playing dress up or try some of the old fashioned games or arts and crafts. A must is the restaurant for lunch. Taken over this year the menu is small but everything is home made and delicious! Very welcoming to kids but not your usual burger and fries joint! The carrot soup was so good we brought more home with us. Portions are perfect and the chicken pot pie was excellent and made from scratch with a béchamel sauce and very nice pastry. Sometimes you can judge a place by how it does the simplest things. My daughter had chicken tenders that were lightly breaded and not dry at all. She loved them! Service was excellent and very attentive. One of the best dining experiences we have had in the 5 years of coming to this area.

Thank Celtictundra
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

The game area was so cool. Since we tryed the game we decieded to get one and have been playing it on the beach.

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Reviewed August 19, 2013

had a great time at Cold Spring Village...learned so much about the way of life and the craftsmanship of yesterday. We attended during the "car show" weekend...what a great idea...mixing the cars in the village...will plan to visit again.

Thank Sueseque
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Kate D, Public Relations Manager at Historic Cold Spring Village, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2013

Thank you so much for the five stars :) The car show is a guest favorite, for sure! The shaded lanes, historic buildings and clamshell paths make for an awesome environment to check out classic cars. We try our best to make learning about history fun!

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Reviewed August 16, 2013

Cold Spring Village consists of historical building relocated from around the county. It takes its role seriously in presenting the history of the area, mostly from the 18th and 19th century, while making for a fun day for all ages. Each building has one or more interpreters and artisans who combine a talk on the history of the building with demonstrating a slice of how things were at the time, from one room school house to crafts such as tinsmith, pottery, basketry, baking, weaving, etc. At the Inn there was a presentation centered on the Battle of Gettysburg performed by a local theater group and one house had a talk on the origin of tea parties that included tea and cookies for all. There is an interactive area for young people on 19th century games and crafts and admission includes a horse drawn carriage ride. There is a Country Store on site and an working farm with a calf, pigs, sheep and chickens. The Welcome Center houses an interesting museum and film on the village. While Williamsburg has become more like Disney and less authentic, Cold Spring Village remains true to its mission while still making for a great day out.

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Kate D, Public Relations Manager at Historic Cold Spring Village, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2013

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We wholeheartedly appreciate the favorable comparison to Williamsburg and made sure that all of our staff were shown your comments. Operating a successful non-profit living history museum is not an easy undertaking, so we thank you for the kudos. It sounds like you really took advantage of all that the Village has to offer- thank you for sharing your experience with other TripAdvisor users!

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