Cold Spring Village to Host Independence Day Weekend Festivities

From Cold Spring Village

What: Independence Day celebration with music, activities, and demonstrations at the historic village,

When: July 2 and 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Historic Cold Spring Village, 735 Seashore Rd, Cape May

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. Chat with Ben Franklin and learn about his latest invention in the Spicer-Leaming House.

There will be a Militia Muster for children ages 5 to 12 at noon on Saturday and Sunday at the Dennisville Inn. This will be followed by a reading of the Declaration of Independence at 1:30 p.m.

On Saturday and Sunday from 2 pm to 3 p.m., the John Walter Cape Community Band will perform American heritage tunes at the Friends Pavilion. On Saturday and Sunday at 3 pm learn some of the history of the American Flag at the Village Gazebo. Kids can also take part in the “Patriot Spy Game,” visiting Village buildings to look for clues using a real Revolutionary War cipher.

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 27 restored historic structures on a 30-acre site. Thursday through Sunday, from July to early September, historically clothed interpreters, and artisans in preserve the trades, crafts, and heritage of “the age of homespun.”