Southern Monmouth, NJ
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4263 Atlantic Avenue
Farmingdale , NJ 07727
The Historic Village at Allaire, (known as The Howell Iron Works in the 1830s) was an iron producing, industrial village owned and operated by James P. Allaire. Today, we are a non-profit, living history museum located in central New Jersey! Unlike traditional museums, we bring history to life through historic reenactments, special events, and our interpreters who act as historical figures!
From Memorial Day thru Labor Day the Village is open Wednesday thru Sunday, 11am-4pm. Everyday activities include building tours, blacksmithing and carpentry demonstrations, 19th century children's games, shopping and refreshments, and special exhibits in our Visitor's Center! We are family friendly and encourage visitors to step into the shoes of an 1830's Villager and discover what life was like back then! With over eleven historic buildings to see, visitors truly step back in time!
Allaire Village, Incorporated is licensed by the State of New Jersey to operate the 40-acre, Historic Village at Allaire, the site of James P. Allaires Howell Iron Works Company in the 1830s. Allaire Village, Inc. receives no state funding towards the educational programming presented throughout the year, but is strongly supported through private donations, membership fees, fund-raising events and patronage of our retail stores. Allaire Village, Inc. received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State. Cultural Programs are made possible by a grant from the OceanFirst Foundation.
The Historic Village at Allaire is located in Allaire State Park at 4263 Atlantic Avenue in Farmingdale, NJ, off Exit 98 of the Garden State Parkway and off Exit 31B of Interstate 195. For more information, contact the Allaire Village office during business hours, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at 732-919-3500 or visit our website at www.allairevillage.org.