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    June 06 2015 - Free Cold Spring Country Fair

    June 13 2015 - Hands-on History

    June 20 2015 - Military Timeline Weekend

    June 27 2015 - Cape May Quilt & Fiber Arts Show

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A young girl churning butter with an interpreter in costume.

*The Village is currently hosting school groups and is closed to the public from 9am-3pm, Tuesdays-Fridays through June 5th.*  

Historic Cold Spring Village brings to life the day-to-day activities of villagers living in South Jersey during the “age of homespun.” (1789-1840). Visitors can make a personal connection between the past and present through the interactive, educational, and hands-on family activities. The Village is open seasonally and for special events throughout the year.

Take a stroll along our 30 acres of shaded lanes, enjoy the gardens and observe the farm where heritage crops are grown; visit twenty-six restored historic buildings housing historically-clothed interpreters, who educate and entertain visitors about the lifestyles, issues, trades and crafts of yesteryear. Children enjoy playing at the activity area where they take part in a variety of projects such as trying on costumes, participating in hands-on crafts and playing games. Visitors can also enjoy free horse-drawn carriage rides on weekdays.

Items created by the artisans working at the Village may be purchased in the Village Country Store. Pottery including bowls, mugs and containers; brooms such as whisk brooms and witch’s brooms; and ironware like horseshoes, hooks and broom-holders are available. Also visit the Country Store for sweets and treats, home-made jams and jellies, wooden toys and more!

Each time you visit the Village and shop or dine with us, you are supporting New Jersey arts history & culture,  and historic preservation.  The Village staff is committed to making our programs accessible to as many individuals as possible; please call in advance so we may accommodate you.