Experience life on an Early American farm through hands-on activities and exhibits at Historic Cold Spring Village’s ‘Down on the Farm’ Weekend, Saturday, Aug. 5 and Sunday, Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Historic Cold Spring Village, an open-air living history museum, presents the trades, crafts, architecture and lifestyles of an Early American, rural South Jersey farming community. The Village is also home to a working eight-acre heritage farm complex.
Special exhibits throughout the Village will include collections of antique and modern farming equipment and tools. Visitors can tour the historic Corson-Gandy Barn, c. 1880, which is now home to Levi the Village horse. Guests can visit the Village sheep, pigs, chickens and calves. The Family Activity Area will feature games and take-home crafts. Children may also participate in farm chores at the Corson-Gandy Barn throughout the day. ‘Down on the Farm’ is generously sponsored by Smeltzer & Sons Feed & Pet Supplies.
The Friends of Historic Cold Spring Village will also host the Sixth Annual Dog Show on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Registration for the Dog Show is $6 per pet and includes a treat, bandana and free admission for one handler. Visit www.hcsv.org for more information and show rules. In celebration of the dog show, the Village is offering a $1 off “Dog Days of Summer” discount for all visitors at the gate!
Historic Cold Spring Village is a nonprofit, 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. Tuesday through Sunday, from late June to early September, historically clothed interpreters and artisans preserve the trades, crafts and heritage of “the age of homespun.”
The 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 $12 for adults and $10 for children ages 3 to 12. Children under 3 are admitted free. Unlimited free admission is available with Village membership. The Village Nature Trail at Bradner’s Run is open to the public for free self-guided tours. Visit the Country Store, Bakery, Ice Cream Parlor, Shepherds Hook, Cold Spring Brewery and Cold Spring Grange Restaurant. For more information on events, membership, volunteering or booking private affairs, please call (609) 898-2300 ext. 10 or visit the Village website at www.hcsv.org.