Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May

4.4
#4 of 7 in Historic Sites in Cape May County
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · History Museum
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Travel back in time to 19th-century South Jersey at Historic Cold Spring Village, where you can explore 26 historical buildings restored to working order. Staff members dressed in period clothing demonstrate everything from smithery and woodworking to pottery and open-hearth cooking. Meet the animals at the organic farm, and be sure to include a horse-drawn carriage ride in your schedule. When you get hungry, choose between the bakery, ice cream parlor, and restaurant. If you go on the weekend, check ahead of time for special events like Civil War reenactments. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Historic Cold Spring Village by using our Cape May travel route planning website.
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  • Was not staffed during our visit, but interesting with several buildings to see and had a great time just walking around. 
    Was not staffed during our visit, but interesting with several buildings to see and had a great time just walking around.  more »
  • cool vibe inside a log cabin barn / brewery. Beers are good just wished they had a bigger selection. 
    cool vibe inside a log cabin barn / brewery. Beers are good just wished they had a bigger selection.  more »
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  • Stopped by this brewery on a rainy over cast day on vacation. The brewery was so quaint and unique. The beers were good too. A great selection of non IPA beers which I loved (as a non IPA drinker). The staff was friendly. The set up is great outside and inside. It is set up on a historic village grounds which is open for tours Thursday- Sunday. Brewery is opened daily. Pet friendly.
  • This review is based strictly on the MICROBREWERY, not the living museum. For starters, we arrived shortly after Google maps stated they were closed for the day, which was 4pm. The brewery is open until 8pm (on Wed), so we jetted off to see the Cape May lighthouse first, and returned about 6pm. Nice, attractive place, cool bartender informed us that the museum wasn't even open regularly yet for the season, so even if we were earlier, we would have missed out. Anyway, it was worth stopping. Nice comfy, country-homey interior, live entertainment posted for some days, and tables and a fire pit outside. Dogs welcome outside as well. They offer different sizes and sample flights of their own brews, the 4 we tried were super tasty, we took some home! They also offer a nice selection of T shirts and other things for sale. Small snacks are available, but no "real food." At this point I'm not sure what the living museum would offer when they are open, so make sure to check, or plan to dine out before or after. Oh, and they are nonprofit, they support the living museum itself!

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