Historic Cold Spring Village is located on 720 Route 9, three miles north of Cape May City and four miles south of Rio Grande. Visitors from the North take Exit 4A south from the Garden State Parkway and follow the signs to the Village. The Old Grange Restaurant is located at the Seashore Road entrance (Route 626). You can tour view a tour of the village here. Please download the Village Map at the following link.
The Cold Spring Country Store is now open Saturdays, from 11am-3pm!
An Early American Living History Museum
Living history for 30 years! The Village brings to life the day-to-day activities of villagers living in South Jersey during the “age of homespun.” (1789-1840). Visitors can make a personal connection between the past and present through the interactive, educational, and hands-on family activities. Take a stroll along our 30 acres of shaded lanes, enjoy the gardens and observe the farm where heritage crops are grown; visit twenty-six restored historic buildings housing historically-clothed interpreters, who educate and entertain visitors about the lifestyles, issues, trades and crafts of yesteryear. Children enjoy playing at the activity area where they take part in a variety of projects such as trying on costumes, participating in hands-on crafts and playing games.
Items created by the artisans working at the Village may be purchased in the Village Country Store. Pottery including bowls, mugs and containers; brooms such as whisk brooms and witch’s brooms; and ironware like horseshoes, hooks and broom-holders are available. Also visit the Country Store for sweets and treats, home-made jams and jellies, wooden toys and more!
Each time you visit the Village and shop or dine with us, you are supporting New Jersey arts history & culture, and historic preservation. The Village staff is committed to making our programs accessible to as many individuals as possible; please call in advance so we may accommodate you.
Upcoming Events in July: Independence Day Celebration, July 6-7
Posted by kdevaney on Monday, July 1st, 2013
Celebrate all things American at Historic Cold Spring Village’s annual “Independence Day Celebration”, which will be held on Saturday and Sunday, July 6th and 7th, from 10 am to 4:30 pm. A variety of patriotic family activities, programs and music will be taking place and the Village’s restored historic buildings will be open, featuring demonstrations of Early American trades and crafts. This event is generously sponsored by Brigantine VFW.
At noon on both Saturday and Sunday, the Village’s Deputy Director for Education, Jim Stephens, will present The Story of Old Glory, a fascinating look at the origins and history of our nation’s flag. 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
July 06 2013 – Independence Day Celebration
July 13 2013 – Christmas in July
July 20 2013 – 9th Annual Celtic Festival
July 27 2013 – Railroad Days
August 03 2013 – Antique & Folk Art Show & Sale
Historic Cold Spring Village is a non-profit educational institution established as an Early American open-air living history museum. Its purpose is three-fold: historic preservation, history education and heritage tourism. This is accomplished by promoting New Jersey history through extensive programs utilizing the architecture, lifestyles, arts, history and culture found in a rural South Jersey village during the early to mid-19th century. The Village endeavors to provide visitors with an understanding of their cultural heritage through a personal encounter with the past.
As a nonprofit organization, Historic Cold Spring Village relies on tax-deductible donations and memberships to support its mission of history education, historic preservation and heritage tourism. Membership contributions support the Village’s living history programs and help ensure the survival of our twenty-six restored historic structures, while offering members great benefits in return.
Please, join us in our efforts to preserve the past and brighten the future. Become a member today.
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Fill out a membership application online or download an application below and send it in.
Historic Cold Spring Village also offers discounted memberships to active duty military personnel.
For more information, please contact Donna Reidel, Membership Coordinator, at
(609) 898-2300, ext. 15 or firstname.lastname@example.org.