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Allaire Village Historic Site Overview

Allaire Village is the restored Howell Iron Works Company, an industrial community founded by James P. Allaire in 1822 that flourished in the first half of the 19th century. At its peak, the works employed over 400 people. Its main industry was based on bog iron ore turned into pig iron, which was shipped to Allaire’s foundry in New York City for further processing and finished castings including hollowware, stoves and sash weights. The Village today reflects a well-preserved early industrial company town, interpreted to the year 1836—at its peak—with a general store, blacksmith shop, carpenter's shop, owner's house, foreman's house, church and carriage house. A visitor center offers exhibits on the history of Allaire Village.

The historic site is located within Allaire State Park, which maintains its buildings, while its collections, programming and events are administered by Allaire Village, Inc.

Facilities for People with Disabilities
We encourage people with disabilities who require special considerations to contact the historic site / park at the phone number listed in the general information on the home page of the historic site / park. The staff will assist with arrangements. Text telephone (TT) users, please call the NJ Relay Services at (800) 852-7899.

For the Comfort and Enjoyment of All
This historic site / park is part of the NJ State Park system and your cooperation with the following will help ensure the survival of the museum collections, historic structures & features and surrounding property for the enjoyment and education of future generations!

  • Keep your historic site / park and surrounding property clean and green! Protect this site by taking your trash with you. Whatever you carry into the site, plan on carrying it out too. Bring a bag or two for trash, recycling and cleaning up after your pet. There are no trash receptacles at this site. Thank you!
  • No Smoking on NJ State Park Service Property. Pursuant to N.J.P.L.2005, c.383 (C.26:3D-56)
  • Alcoholic beverages are not permitted at state historic sites [ N.J.A.C. 7:2-2.6]
  • The collection or removal of any object from State Park property is prohibited without written permission from the Superintendent.
  • Use of metal detecting devices on or unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) on or over the property is not permitted without a special use permit (SUP) from the State historic site / park.
  • Commercial photography is not permitted on the property without a special use permit (SUP) from the historic site / park.
  • Interior photography, videotaping or audio taping are not permitted in the historic structure / visitor center / museum, except by prior written permission and for educational purposes only.
  • Non-commercial photography is permitted on the property (outside), but please help preserve the historic site / park and any surrounding property by not attaching anything to, climbing or sitting on historic structures and features or disturbing any plants, wild or cultivated. Photography may not interfere with other visitors to the historic site / park or impede site operations.
  • Food and beverages; pets/animals, except for service animals, are not permitted in the historic structure / visitor center / museum.
  • Please refrain from touching objects/furnishings in and building components of historic structures and museums, except where invited to do so by staff.

Please contact this historic site / park with specific inquiries about any of these restrictions, as there may be some variations at this specific historic site / park.

Related Links

Allaire State Park


Phone Number
(732) 919-3500

The Historic Village at Allaire
4263 Atlantic Avenue
Farmingdale, NJ 07727

Email Allaire Village

Historic Site Hours

Historic Village Hours check Allaire Village Inc website

Grounds Hours check Allaire State Park website

Park Fees

Entrance Fee Allaire State Park entrance fee may apply

Program and event fees vary, please check Allaire Village Inc website.

Other Related Fees
Map / Directions

GPS Coordinates
40° 09’ 43.60” N 74° 07' 53.62" W