Historic Cold Spring Village is a non-profit educational institution established as an Early American open-air living history museum. Its purpose is three-fold: historic preservation, history education and heritage tourism. This is accomplished by promoting New Jersey history through extensive programs utilizing the architecture, lifestyles, arts, history and culture found in a rural South Jersey village during the early to mid-19th century. The Village endeavors to provide visitors with an understanding of their cultural heritage through a personal encounter with the past.
What We Do
We are an open air living history museum consisting of 27 historic buildings including homes, shops, barns and a one room schoolhouse. The buildings were moved here from around Cape May and Cumberland Counties to recreate village life in rural Southern New Jersey from around 1789 to 1840. The Village is located on 30 acres including a working organic farm. During the summer months, historically clothed interpreters demonstrate Early American trades and crafts including blacksmithing, pottery, printing, basket weaving, and more. In the off-season we work with schools from around New Jersey and the rest of the United States providing field trips and distance learning opportunities for students of all age groups.