Step back in time as Historic Cold Spring Village opens its 35th season with a free Village Sampler Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5. Guests are invited to tour a selection of the Village’s 26 restored, historic buildings where historical interpreters demonstrate the trades, crafts and lifestyles of the “homespun era.” Enjoy games, crafts, historic dress-up, and a special sale at the Country Store. Village Sampler Weekend is generously sponsored by Atlantic City Electric.
Visitors to the Cold Spring Village Sampler Weekend can also take guided walking tours of the Village from Jim Stephens, HCSV Deputy Director for Education and Interpretation. Stephens will lead the lively tours throughout the 30-acre site, providing details and insight into the Village buildings and Cape May County history. Tours will be offered at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, and will begin near the Route 9 gatehouse.
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 26 restored historic structures on a 30-acre site. From late June to early September, interpreters and artisans in period clothing preserve the trades, crafts and heritage of “the age of homespun.” Fun and educational activities for children are featured Tuesday through Sunday, with special events every weekend through mid-September.
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 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.