Culture Fest at Hist Cold Spring Village

Culture Fest at Hist Cold Spring Village Guests to Historic Cold Spring Village the weekend of July 18th and 19th can experience more than just Early American history. For regular Village admission, visitors can take advantage of HCSV’s first annual Culture Fest. A variety of cultural and ethnic expressions will be presented through music, heritage demonstrations and performing folk art. This event is sponsored by Comcast Cable Services and will run from 10am-4:30pm.

In addition to the Village’s 26 restored historic buildings being open with historical interpreters, live performances will be taking place throughout the 22-acre site. Cultural performances include African-American drums, traditional Italian and German singing, interactive Caribbean drum demonstrations, Celtic folk songs, and a Jewish jazz duo. Additional highlights include interactive American dulcimer and spoon tunes by Bonnie Leigh and drum-making demonstrations from the Village leathersmith. The Country Store will be open, offering a selection of handmade artisan wares, heritage toys, books, collectibles, jewelry and more.

Fun and educational activities for children are featured Tuesday through Friday from June 23rd to August 30th, with featured events every weekend. Historic Cold Spring Village is a non-profit, open air living history museum that portrays the daily life of a rural South Jersey community of the Early American period. It features 26 restored historic structures on a wooded 22-acre site. From late June to early September, interpreters and artisans in period clothing preserve the trades, crafts and heritage of “the age of homespun.”

Historic Cold Spring Village is located on Route 9, three miles north of Victorian Cape May and a mile and a half west of the southern terminus of the Garden State Parkway. HCSV is open Tuesday through Sunday. Admission during the season is $8.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors (62 and over) and $6.00 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. For more information on employment, events, memberships or booking private affairs, please call (609) 898-2300, ext. 10 or visit the Village website at www.hcsv.org.

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