‘Paranormal Pursuits’ Weekend at Historic Cold Spring Village, Aug. 19-20

Built in 1836, the Dennisville Inn is one of the most supernaturally active buildings at the Village.

Fascinated by the supernatural? Not sure what the odd noise is at night? Visit Historic Cold Spring Village for ‘Paranormal Pursuits’: Spiritualism in the 1800s on Saturday, Aug. 19 and Sunday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In addition to experiencing the Village’s 27 restored, historic buildings dating from 1691-1912, guests can enjoy various workshops, demonstrations and tours which highlight the study of spiritualism and the paranormal of the 1800s.

Local paranormal investigation groups, EVP Paranormal, Morning Star Paranormal and Truth Paranormal (Truth Paranormal – Saturday only) will share the findings of investigations and demonstrate their ghost hunting equipment in the Welcome Center. During half hour Ghost Walks guests may explore the Village’s own paranormal occurrences at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. beginning at the Dennisville Inn.

New this season is an hour long Interactive Dream Analysis class “Wake Up Your Dreams” held each day at 11:30 a.m. with Joan Quilligan. These classes allow you to see what great potential your dreams reveal. There is no additional fee to attend but advanced reservations are requested. Additional programs include hands-on demonstrations of divining rods, and lectures on spiritualism and phrenology of the 19th century. Returning to the Village is Greg Geraci with haunting spirit photography of local sites. Young and old may enjoy children’s crafts, story time and our new Superstition Scavenger Hunt!

Guests can also shop for good luck charms, talismans and jewelry. For entertainment purposes, have your fortunes told by card readers at an additional fee.

In addition to “Paranormal Pursuits” weekend, Ghost Walks are held Thursdays in August at 8 p.m. starting from the Cold Spring Brewery. Tickets for adults are $15, and children 13 years and under are $12. This event is generously sponsored by Gaiss’ Market.

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, Cold Spring Grange Restaurant and Village Eatery. 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.