Cold Spring Village: Civil War Weekend

This past weekend we finally visited Cold Spring Village in Cape May, Nj. We were so happy to spend last Sunday there. My son, Paul, is a huge fan of all things history. When you put him in a living museum it is by far better or pretty darn close to Disney World. I love watching my kiddos smile and there were quite a few of them last weekend.

 

From the actual blacksmith to the one room classroom, the Historical Cold Spring Village was an amazing time warp option to let my children taste, hear, and feel the culture of the 1861 through 1865. Down to the gift shop which even carried products made within the village such as brooms, rugs, and iron works all things were pretty time period accurate.

On this particular weekend we saw a battle reenactment. There before us we were transformed to a different time. Tents and camps were set throughout the village. We strolled by the Union soldiers chatting by a fire and watched Confederate soldiers lounge on the lawns. At 2, we heard gun shots and we were corralled to a place to spectate. The skirmish began and we were part of the action. Actresses called from behind us asking why the army had invaded a farmhouse. “How dare they!” Smoke filled the trail and shots echoed throughout the village. In the end, the crowd applauded and the day was done.

We could not have been more thankful for the fun day that the Cold Spring Village offered.

Comments

  1. Pretty neat! I had no idea something like this was in Cape May..which is on our list to visit, just haven’t yet!

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