Antiques and Thomas

Antiques and Thomas Antique dealers from across the Mid-Atlantic region will gather along Historic Cold Spring Village’s shady, shell-paved lanes on Saturday and Sunday, August 13th and 14th. The Village will be open 9 am to 4:30 pm on Saturday and 10 am to 4:30 pm on Sunday.

A wide variety of antiques, collectibles and ephemera will be available for purchase. Visit the dealers under the “big tent” by the Welcome Center, under the Pavilion by the food stand, as well as all along the Village streets. This popular event is generously sponsored by Comcast Cable Services.

Adjacent to the Route 9 entrance to the Village, Cape May Seashore Lines will be hosting a “Day Out With Thomas 2005: The Celebration Tour. Thomas the Tank Engine, a real steam locomotive, will be pulling into the Cold Spring Station on August 12,13,14 and 19,20 and 21st. The event commemorates 60 years of Thomas & Friends.

The fun-filled family adventure offers preschoolers and their families the opportunity to not only take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, but to meet Sir Topham Hatt, participate in the Imagination Station, and enjoy many more 60th anniversary events.

Tickets are on sale for $16.00 and may be purchased by calling toll-free 866-468-7630 or logging on to www.seashorelines.com. Show your “Day Out With Thomas” ticket at the Village gate and admission is only $5.00.

Historic Cold Spring Village, winner of the 2003 Smithsonian Magazine/TCF Sustainable Tourism award for Historic Preservation and Tourism, is a 22-acre non-profit, open air living history museum featuring 25 restored historic structures. From mid-June to mid-September, interpreters and artisans in period clothing preserve the arts, history, trades and crafts from the “The Age of Homespun.” Fun and educational activities for children are featured Tuesday through Friday through September 2nd.

Historic Cold Spring Village is located on Route 9, three miles north of Victorian Cape May City and four miles south of Rio Grande, exit 4A on the Garden State Parkway. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors (62 and over) and $5 for children ages 3 to 12. Children under 3 are admitted free. Unlimited free admission is available with membership in the Friends of Historic Cold Spring Village. The Village is open 10 am to 4:30 pm Tuesday to Sunday (closed Mondays) until September 4th, and will be open the weekends of September 10th-11th and 17th-18th.

For more information, call (609) 898-2300, ext. 0 or visit the Village website at www.hcsv.org. Cape May Seashore Lines may be reached at (609) 884-2675.

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