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Celebrate 238 years of American independence and 350 years of New Jersey history all at once! Historic Cold Spring Village’s “Celebrate the Garden State Weekend” will be held on Saturday and Sunday, July 5th and 6th from 10 am to 4:30 pm and offer a variety of patriotic family activities, programs and music showcasing New Jersey’s unique place in American history. This event is generously sponsored by Brigantine VFW.
At 12:30pm in the Village Gazebo on both Saturday and Sunday, the Village’s Deputy Director for Education and Interpretation Jim Stephens will present on New Jersey’s legacy as a prolific source of world-changing inventions. Other interpreters will recount the fascinating history of New Jersey as well as Cape May County during the American Revolution. The John Walter Cape Community Band will perform American heritage tunes at the Village Gazebo both afternoons at 2pm. The Family Activity Area will feature children’s dress-up clothes, historic games, and take-home patriotic crafts. The Country Store will be open throughout the weekend, featuring specialty items and handmade wares. Guests may also enjoy a slice of birthday cake honoring the Garden State’s 350th birthday!
Historic Cold Spring Village is a non-profit, open-air living history museum that portrays the daily life of a rural South Jersey community of the Early American period. It features 26 restored historic structures on a 30-acre site. From late June to early September, interpreters and artisans in period clothing preserve the trades, crafts and heritage of “the age of homespun.” Fun and educational activities for children are featured Tuesday through Sunday, with special events every weekend through mid-September.
The Village is located on Route 9, three miles north of Victorian Cape May and a mile and a half west of the southern terminus of the Garden State Parkway. Admission during the season is $10 for adults and $8 for children ages 3 to 12. Children under 3 are admitted free. Unlimited free admission is available with Village membership. As a member of the national Blue Star Museums program, Historic Cold Spring Village is proud to offer free admission to active duty military personnel and up to 5 family members. The Village Nature Trail at Bradner’s Run is open to the public for free self-guided tours. Visit the Country Store, Needle Arts Coop, Bakery, Ice Cream Parlor and Cold Spring Grange Restaurant. For more information on events, membership, volunteering, or booking private affairs, please call (609) 898-2300, ext. 10, or visit the Village website at www.hcsv.org.