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Historic Cold Spring Village Tours and Activities

Historic Cold Spring Village
Step back in time to the “age of homespun” (1789-1840) at Historic Cold Spring Village. Spanning 30 acres (12 hectares), Cold Spring Village is the largest open-air living history museum in New Jersey. See history come to life through its 27 restored historic buildings, costumed interpreters, demonstrations, and interactive activities.
The Basics
Start off at the air-conditioned welcome center, with an orientation video and Cape May County history exhibit. Then explore the village on a self-guided tour. See restored historic buildings from the area and authentic reconstructions, such as a blacksmith shop, wood shop and print shop, a schoolhouse, and a working farm, complete with farm animals. Watch demonstrations of crafts and trades, such as basket weaving and tinsmithing. There's an activity area with crafts and games for children.
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Cold Spring Village is ideal for families and history buffs.
  • There’s a restaurant, brewery, bakery, ice cream parlor, and gift shop on-site.
  • Outside food and drinks are not permitted.
  • Parts of the village are wheelchair accessible; not all historic buildings have ramps, though.
  • Pets are welcome on the village grounds, but must be kept on a leash.
How to Get There

The Village is located on Route 9, about three miles (five kilometers) north of Cape May City, and about four miles (6.4 kilometers) south of the Rio Grande. The main entrance is on Route 9, with an additional entrance and parking lot on Seashore Road. Use the Seashore Road entrance to access the restaurant and brewery.
When to Get There

The village is open Tuesday through Sunday from June to September. Special events are held most weekends. Weekday activities include horse-drawn carriage rides, historic games, and crafts. Check the schedule to avoid disappointment.
Area Attractions

There's no shortage of attractions in the area. Historic sites of interest to visit include the Cape May Lighthouse, Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, Emlen Physick Estate, Soldiers Monument, Museum of Cape May County, and NASW Aviation Museum. Combo tickets that include both Historic Cold Spring Village and Cape May Lighthouse, or NASW Aviation Museum, are available.
Address: 720 U.S. 9, Cape May 08204, USA
Admission: Varies
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Historic Cold Spring Village Admission

Historic Cold Spring Village Admission

Buy a ticket in advance to save booking while on vacation and rewind time at the Historic Cold Spring Village in Cape May. Travel independently to this open-air museum and enjoy its historical exhibitions as you wish. Uncover life in rural New Jersey during the 1800s at the restored 19th-century buildings, farm, and schoolhouse; watch demos, and enjoy the historically themed food outlets, all at your own pace.
  • 2 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Should I book Historic Cold Spring Village tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Historic Cold Spring Village can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 0 Historic Cold Spring Village tickets and tours on Viator.
How much does it cost to visit Historic Cold Spring Village 2021?
Currently, an entrance ticket to Historic Cold Spring Village costs USD 13.08. Guided Historic Cold Spring Village tours start around USD 13.08 per person. See all 0 Historic Cold Spring Village tickets and tours on Viator.
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