Updated: Sep 9, 2021
Authentically clad and equipped re-enactors bring the American Revolution and Civil War to life on the grounds of Historic Cold Spring Village, this Saturday and Sunday, September 11th and 12th, from 11am to 4:00pm.
The event will feature encampments, weaponry, and demonstrations from living history groups, including Continentals and Hessians. Visitors can experience artillery and small arms demonstrations both days.
Historian Mike Kochan will be in character as Benjamin Franklin demonstrating some of Franklin's famous inventions and experiments. Lynda Towns will be presenting Sojourner Truth and Shades of Our Past returns with their presentation on Mary Todd Lincoln at the Village Gazebo on both days. Children can search the Village for clues in the Patriot Spy game on both Saturday and Sunday. Revolutionary War and Civil War Encampment is sponsored by Crest Savings Bank and Crest Wealth Management.
Historic Cold Spring Village is a 19th century open air non-profit living history museum that portrays the crafts, trades, lifestyle, and issues from the “Age of Homespun.” Historically clothed interpreters discuss and demonstrate the daily life of a rural South Jersey community of the Early American period. It features 27 restored historic structures on a 30-acre site, including an 8-acre c.1800s farm complex with animals.
The museum is located between Route 9 and Seashore Road (Rte. 626) three miles north of Victorian Cape May and a mile and a half west of the southern terminus of the Garden State Parkway.
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During the season, the entrance fee is $12 for adults and $10 for children ages 3 to 12. Children under 3 are admitted free. Unlimited free admission is available with museum membership. The Village Nature Trail at Bradner’s Run is open to the public for free self-guided tours. Visit the Country Store, Ice Cream Parlor, Village Bakery, Cold Spring Brewery, The Village Eatery, and the Cold Spring Grange Restaurant.
For more information on events including guided walking tours, ghost tours, membership, volunteering, or booking private events, please call (609) 898-2300, ext. 10, or visit the Village website at hcsv.org.
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