BACKGROUND: Find out what life was liked in 18th century southern New Jersey with a visit to Historic Cold Spring Village, located at 720 Route 9 in Cape May. The village is an Early American open-air living history museum that brings to life the day-to-day activities of southern New Jersey residents from 1790-1840. Visitors can tour 26 restored antique 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 can try on costumes, participate in hands-on crafts and play games. The Village Country Store sells items created by village artisans, such as pottery, brooms and ironware like horseshoes.
INSIDER INFO: Most summer weekends feature special events, such as antique shows or classic car displays.
WHERE: The village is located at 720 Route 9 in Cape May. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=historic+cold+springs+village,+720+Route+9,+cape+may,+nj&sll=38.97526,-74.867111&sspn=0.064858,0.093384&ie=UTF8&hq=historic+cold+springs+village,+720+Route+9,&hnear=Cape+May,+NJ&ll=38.985233,-74.908304&spn=0.030756,0.046692&z=14&iwloc=A" target="_blank">CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS.
HOURS AND COST: Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is $8 adults, $7 seniors, $6 children 3 to 12, free for children three and younger. Call 609-898-2300 for information.