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
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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!
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The Historic Village at Allaire
4263 Atlantic Avenue
Farmingdale, NJ 07727
Email Allaire Village
Historic Village Hours check Allaire Village Inc website
Grounds Hours check Allaire State Park website
Entrance Fee Allaire State Park entrance fee may apply
Program and event fees vary, please check Allaire Village Inc website.
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