The Civil War comes to life at Historic Cold Spring Village’s annual Civil War Weekend Saturday, Sept. 15 and Sunday, Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visitors can tour Union and Confederate camps, and meet authentically clad and equipped military and civilian reenactors who will discuss the everyday lives of Civil War soldiers and the roles civilians played in supporting them. The Village, which recreates a rural community in the 1800s, serves as the perfect backdrop in presenting this event to the public. The battle reenactment begins at 2 p.m. Visitors will be unable to enter the Village grounds at 1:45 p.m. It is strongly encouraged that visitors arrive before 1:30 p.m. The Village buildings will be closed during the battle and will reopen afterward. Civil War weekend is sponsored by Hotel Alcott.
Historic Cold Spring 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 $14 for adults and $12 for children ages 3 to 12. Children under 3 are admitted free. Unlimited free admission is available with Village membership. For more information, call (609) 898-2300 ext. 10 or visit www.hcsv.org.