Hand-made, historical brooms hanging from the porch of the Village Country Store

Admission and Hours


***Historic Cold Spring Village is currently hosting field trips. The museum is closed to the public, but the Welcome Center and Village grounds will reopen on June 7th. Visitors are welcome to visit the Welcome Center for free and take self-guided tours beginning June 7th between the hours of 10am and 4:30pm. Please note, the Village will be closed on Friday, June 10th.***

The Chronicle, a guide to HCSV, is available in the Welcome Center.

Special Guided Walking Tours are being offered Tuesday-Friday from June 7th to the 23rd at 11am. Tours are $5 per person and begin at the Welcome Center. The Village will be closed June 10th.

The museum will open for the 2016 Summer Season the weekend of June 4-5 for the Free Village Sampler Weekend. Special Weekend events continue through September. The museum will be open Tuesday-Sunday from June 28th through September 4th. Hours of operation are 10am-4:30pm.

View our Calendar of Events for more special event information!

Standard Tickets

Tickets are for single-day admission.

Adults: $12

Children 3-12: $10

Children under 3: Free

HCSV Members: Free
Click here for information on Unlimited Admission with a Village Membership!

Active Duty Military (with ID): Free
A 10% discount on admission is offered to military veterans with their Military ID or Cape May County Veteran’s Photo ID Card.
Special membership discounts are available to active duty members of the military and their families. Please contact our membership coordinator at (609) 898-2300, ext. 15, for more information.

Combination Tickets

Combo Tickets can be purchased at the Village gate or at our partnering locations. The Explore our History package may be purchased online through the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities website or at the Village gatehouses.


Explore our History – $25/adults (regularly $50); $15/children (regularly $31)

From the Early American era to the mid-20th century, there are plenty of opportunities to “live a little history” in Cape May. Package includes:

A ticket for the Combination Trolley/Physick Estate Tour, admission to the Cape May Lighthouse, World War II Lookout Tower, Naval Air Station Wildwood, Historic Cold Spring Village, and Discount Coupons!

Purchase tickets online through the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts

Cape May Lighthouse Combo – $18/adults; $11/children

Cape May Lighthouse: Located in Cape May Point State Park, Lower Township 1859.  More than 100 thousand visitors a year now experience a visit to the top of the lighthouse, participating in a century old rite of a visit to the Jersey Shore. For those who choose not to climb, the Oil House contains a fully-accessible visitors’ orientation center and a Museum Shop stocked with maritime accessories and memorabilia.

Cape May Lighthouse Website

Hereford Lighthouse Combo – $14/adults; $9/children

Hereford Lighthouse: Located in Village of Anglesea, North Wildwood, New Jersey.  Placed on the Department of Interior’s List of Historic Places in 1977, the Lighthouse operates a nautical museum and special events throughout the year.

Hereford Lighthouse Website

NASW Aviation Museum Combo – $20/adults; $16/children

Naval Air Station Wildwood Foundation is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to restore Hangar #1 at the Cape May County Airport, Lower Township, New Jersey, into an aircraft museum honoring the 41 Naval airmen who perished while training there during World War II. Hangar # 1 was listed onto the National Register of Historic Places September, 1997.

Naval Air Station Wildwood Website

Country Life/City Life Combo, Emlen Physick Estate – $20/adults; $15/children

Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities: Located at 1048 Washington Street, Cape May. Built in 1879 as a private residence for Dr. Emlen Physick and his family, the Stick Style design is attributed to renowned Victorian architect Frank Furness. The 18-room mansion is now Cape May’s only Victorian house museum.

Emlen Physick Estate Website

Picture1Architecture to Artifacts: Cape may County History, The Museum of Cape May County – $16/adults; $12/children

The Museum of Cape May County: Located at 504 Route 9, Cape May Court House. The museum and genealogical library, established in 1927, has served as our county’s treasure trove. It features, artifacts and records from the county’s earliest citizens and has been a strong advocate for the preservation and protection of local history.

The Museum of Cape May County History Website