• Buildings: end of June - early September, 10 am - 4:30 pm
  • Grounds open daily
  • Self-directed village tours
  • costumed interpreters in buildings
  • children's programs
  • special event weekends
  • General Store gift shop
  • restaurant
  • brew pub
  • partial ADA accessibility
  • ADA restrooms in Visitor Cener
  • Adults $12
  • children 3-12 $10
  • 10% discount for veterans with ID
  • children under 3 and active military with ID free

Historic Cold Spring Village

720 Route 9, Cape May, NJ 08204

(609) 898-2300, ext. 10

Historic Cold Spring Village is New Jersey’s largest open-air museum, with 27 buildings recreating life in the 1800s, the “age of homespun.” Take a stroll along 30 acres of shaded lanes, enjoy the gardens, and visit the farm where heritage crops are grown; visit twenty-seven restored historic buildings which house a blacksmith shop, print shop, woodshop, and other trades. Historically-clothed interpreters educate and entertain visitors about the lifestyles, issues, trades, and crafts of yesteryear including those of mid-19th-century farmwomen. Children enjoy playing in the activity area where they participate in hands-on crafts and games. Visitors also enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides on weekdays.


  • Stop in at the Finley Blacksmith Shop and see a blacksmith hard at work forging iron hardware
  • Visit the school house, where a teacher engages visitors in how things used to be in the old school house
  • Visit the village sheep then watch as a weaver spins yarn from their fleece in the Phillip Hand House
  • Follow the Village "residents" demonstrating what life used to be like in early America
  • Wander from house to house along the peaceful, tree-shaded walkways
  • Enjoy a tasty libation at the Cold Spring Brewery

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