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American Pastimes at Independence Day Celebration, Historic Cold Spring Village

Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Celebrate all things American at Historic Cold Spring Village’s annual Independence Day Celebration, which will be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 30th and July 1st, from 10 am to 4:30 pm. A variety of patriotic family activities, programs and music will be taking place and the Village’s restored historic buildings will be open, featuring demonstrations of Early American trades and crafts. This event is generously sponsored by the Brigantine VFW, Charles Lewis VFW Post 5343.

At 11:30 am on Saturday, at the Dennisville Inn, there will be a War of 1812 Militia Muster for children ages 5 to 12. At 12:30 pm the Village’s Deputy Director for Education, Jim Stephens, will present The Story of Old Glory, a fascinating look at the origins and history of our nation’s flag at the Village Gazebo. At 2pm, the John Walter Cape Community Band will perform American heritage tunes at the Village Gazebo.

On Sunday, July 2nd at 1 pm the Dennisville Inn, there will be a War of 1812 Militia Muster for children ages 5 to 12. 3pm the Village’s Deputy Director for Education, Jim Stephens, will again present The Story of Old Glory.

The Family Activity Area will feature children’s historic games, and take-home patriotic crafts. Kids can also take part in the “Patriot Spy Game,” visiting Village buildings to look for clues using a real Revolutionary War cipher.

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 30-acre site. Tuesday through Sunday, from late June to early September, interpreters and artisans in period clothing preserve the trades, crafts and heritage of “the age of homespun.” Fun and educational activities for children are featured Tuesday through Sunday, with special events every weekend through September.

The 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. Admission during the season is $14 for adults and $12 for children ages 3 to 12. Children under 3 are admitted free. Unlimited free admission is available with Village membership. The Village Nature Trail at Bradner’s Run is open to the public for free self-guided tours. Visit the Country Store, Bakery, Ice Cream Parlor, Shepherd Hook, Cold Spring Brewery and Cold Spring Grange Restaurant. For more information on events, membership, volunteering, or booking private affairs, please call (609) 898-2300, ext. 10, or visit the Village website at www.hcsv.org.


Sunday, July 1, 2018
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Historic Cold Spring Village
720 Route 9 South
Cape May, NJ 08204 United States
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