On Tuesdays and Thursdays through the end of August, visitors can enjoy guided evening ghost walks throughout the Village grounds and learn about the museum’s history of hauntings. And for those interested in a more hands-on haunted experience, the Village is hosting two evenings of paranormal research this summer.
The August 11th and September 5th paranormal research events will begin at 7:30pm in the Welcome Center with an introduction to ghost-hunting etiquette and equipment, and an overview of the history of paranormal activity at the Village. Guests will then be escorted in groups to several sites throughout the Village where researchers will allow guests to assist with the research using digital photography and sound recording equipment. During the Ice Cream Parlor research, guests will enjoy a complimentary ice cream cone. After the investigation, guests will return to the Welcome Center to discuss their findings. Tickets to each evening of paranormal research are $40 each and must be purchased in advance. Past paranormal research events have all sold out! Please call (609) 898-2300, ext. 10 for more information and to purchase tickets. Amateur paranormal researchers are welcome to bring their own equipment.
The Tuesday and Thursday ghost walks begin at 8pm at the Route 9 gatehouse and highlight the paranormal “visitors” and activities that have been experienced by the Village staff over the years. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased at the gate. Space is limited and advance purchase is strongly encouraged. Please call (609) 898-2300 ext. 10 to purchase tickets.
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. Tuesday through Sunday, 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 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.