Saturday Ghost Walks

Ghost Walks at 8pm on Saturdays in October at Historic Cold Spring Village.
Meet at Cold Spring Brewery for this over 45 minute walking tour.
Please bring bug spray. No Bite Me Cream will be available for sale.
Tickets available at either gate during operating hours or at Cold Spring Brewery thereafter.
$16 per person, $14 for HCSV members & children 3-12 years old. *Weather permitting


Easter Kegg Hunt

April 11th 12p-8p, Hop on over and sign up to play! Start at the Brewery and ask a tasting room server for your answer sheet. Follow the directions to explore Historic Cold Spring Village for eggs. When you find an egg open it up and answer the question to move to your next clue.
At the end, put your answers inside the Easter Kegg. One lucky winner with the correct answers will be drawn on Easter, Sunday, April 12st. The winner will receive a Free Cold Spring Brewery Growler! (fill it with the brew of your choice!)


Spirited Holidays Channeling Session

December 20, 2018 at 6:30pm at Cold Spring Brewery. Spiritualist Medium & Psychic Bob Bitting will offer a special channeling experience. Reserve tickets are $20.00 and are available now on Click the “Book Now” button. Proceeds benefit HCSV Foundation a non-profit living history museum. Please stay tuned to Facebook for topics and information.

Mermaid Mutineer will be anchored outside Cold Spring Brewery selling their delicious comestibles!

Heritage Weekend

Heritage Weekends on July 27-28 and August 17-18 will follow a somewhat chronological sequence, with the first event focusing on the 1700s with performers and speakers representing Colonial, African American and Native cultures. The second weekend will focus on the 1800s including the changing demographics of the area due to increasing immigration The goal is to focus on life, art, music, crafts, and foods that make us all Americans.
This event sponsored by: Priester Foundation & Burke Motor Group



Show the gate staff a picture of this coupon and receive $2.00 off your admission price! Offer good until August 31st Only one coupon per family, please.






Weekend Itinerary *subject to change*

Learn about the Cape May Mitten Industry, promoted by Ben Franklin and popular through the early 1800s

Welcome Center at 10:30


 Mary Roth will perform 19th century traditional American music

Dennisville Inn at 11:00am

Welcome Center at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm


Stephanie Garrett: Presenting African American History in Cape May County as told by Miss Prissy

Village Well Pump at 11:30 and 2:30

Lynda Towns performing as abolitionist and women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth


Dennisville Inn at 12:30

Learn about the history of Cape May Diamonds


Welcome Center at 2:30

Meet The March King, John Philips Sousa, and learn about his life

Welcome Center at 11:00 & 2:00


 Elsewhere in the Village!

Bayman Dan will present his history of net making and fishing in Cape May County next to the Pottery Shop

Jeff Hebron will be selling handmade leather belts and wares next to the Blacksmith Shop

 Village Buildings will be open from 10:00 to 4:30 for you to explore the history and trades of Cape May County

Visit the Village Farm to learn about period tools and chores

Try your hand at 19th century games and children’s crafts

 at Cape May Point Jail from 12:00-4:00









Fireside Chats

Join us at Cold Spring Brewery, cuddle up near the fireplace with a good brew, and perhaps learn something new! Fireside Chats begins again on January 17th 2019 and runs until April 4th 2019. This free lecture series is made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.

Ghosts of Cold Spring

Join us at Cold Spring Brewery as we gather ’round the fireplace with local physic medium Bob Bitting as he discusses the history of Cold Spring like you’ve never heard it before!
Topics Include:
11/8/18- “Haunts of Dennisville Inn”- Bob talks about Jeremiah Johnson the areas first postmaster, Thomas Henderson, and Jacob & Hannah Wells.
11/15/18- “Coxe Hall Carnage”- Bob speaks about a Revolutionary War soldier, the mumbling woman and the 3 murders of James Bud, Thomas Bancroft, and Johnathan Hoffman.
11/29/18- “Peculiar Pathways” – Bob discusses the Lenape tribe, Emma Douglas and the small children who have never left the Ewing Douglas house (Ice Cream Parlor).
12/6/18 – “Shadows & Specters” – Bob covers Corson-Hand house, Bookbinding shop, the octagon house (coop), shadow people and the buildings at Historic Cold Spring Village that attract or repel spirit energy.
12/13/18- “Spicer-Leaming & the Witches of Cape May” – Bob will discuss Sam Spicer, Hannah Leaming, Elizabeth Garlick, and the spirits of children that still reside in The Print Shop.

12/20/18- “Spirited Holidays” – A special channeling session. Please attend with high positive energy! Tickets are $20.00 and are available for purchase. Just click the “Book Now” button!

Ghoul Spring Village

Please join us as we pierce the veil between the world of the living and the world of the dead.
2nd Annual Ghoul Spring Village presents: Curse of the Mooncussers! Do you dare to tread in pirate territory?
Historic Cold Spring Village is offering a family friendly haunted walk-thru for young and old alike. Games, candy, and spooky scares abound!
Stay tuned to Facebook and to learn more as this event unfolds!
Proceeds benefit HCSV Foundation, a non-profit living history museum.
$5.00 Adults
$3.00 Children 12 & under
Entrance to experience Ghoul Spring Village is from Seashore Road ONLY.
Rain or moonshine event
Advance tickets available online at or available at the gate at time of event.

Saturday Ghost Walks

Take an over 45 minute walking tour that highlights the paranormal “visitors” and activities that have been experienced by the Village staff over the years.
Tours begin at Cold Spring Brewery
733 Seashore Road
Cape May, NJ
$15 per person (HCSV members $12) Advance registration suggested… (609) 898-2300 ext. 10
Please bring bug spray. No Bite Me Cream will be available for sale.

Village Field Day

A fun filled weekend of 1800’s games and frivolity will take place at the first Village Field Day, August 18th-19th! Bocce Ball, Sack Races, and much, more. Games for young and old alike!
This event sponsored by: Priester Foundation

Feasting on History

Historic Cold Spring Village kicks off the 2019 season with its signature fundraiser, Feasting on History. The annual restaurant gala is one of the most anticipated social events of the season offering guests an opportunity to network with businesses and the community before the summer season begins.  Feasting on History is now in its 19th year and promises to be an amazing event. It will be held at the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum at the Cape May Airport on Tuesday, May 7th at 6pm -9pm. Cape May County’s favorite restaurants, wineries, food trucks, distilleries, and breweries generously donate delicious food, signature dishes, wine, craft beers, and desserts. Last year over 500 guests enjoyed a night of food, music, and networking while celebrating the mission of Historic Cold Spring Village.

Feasting on History supports the Village and its mission of historic preservation, history education and heritage tourism. This season we are highlighting the Spicer Leaming House which was built in the 1800s. In 1977 The house was acquired by Historic Cold Spring Village and moved from the Cape May Canal area.

“The Spicer Leaming House has deep connections to some of the founding families of Cape May County and plays a central role in Historic Cold Spring Village’s preservation and interpretation of the 18th and 19th-century life. After over 40 years on the site, it is need of significant repairs to its foundations to ensure it will continue to play a vital part in telling the story of Cape May County for generations to come.” states John Ryan, Assistant Director of Historic Cold Spring Village. Proceeds from the 19th Annual Restaurant Gala will be used as matching funds for a Cape May Country Open Space Grant to restore Spicer Leaming.

Your generosity and support will make this event a truly special occasion– help us make the 19th Feasting on History the best yet!




Per person $85.00/ $800.00 for a table of 10
Reserved seating will only be available to tables of 10.
For all other guests, there will be open/unassigned seating
*Tickets for this event are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.


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