Description:

The Historic Village at Allaire, a living history museum dedicated to the life and times of James Allaire and the preservation of his memory. Visitors to The Historic Village at Allaire, which is listed on both the State and National Register of Historic Places, will step back in time and experience life in a 19th Century bog iron producing community. Craftsmen in period garb; such as blacksmiths, carpenters, leatherworkers, molders and tinsmiths; demonstrate their skills for visitors while explaining how their roles affected life at The Howell Works Company and the surrounding communities. Younger visitors to the Historic Village are even afforded the opportunity to learn what life was like for the children of The Howell Works Company by becoming apprentices to the master craftsmen. Costumed interpreters throughout the Historic Village's homes offer visitors demonstrations in various aspects of 19th Century domestic life, such as hearth cooking, spinning, quilting and sewing, laundry, gardening and even proper etiquette. The children of the village demonstrate popular games of the time as well as the chores which prepared them for later life. Visitors can also experience, first hand, what it was like to be in a 19th Century militia unit, attend a re-enactment of an authentic 19th Century funeral and learn the mourning customs of the time or help celebrate the wedding of James Allaire's daughter Maria Haggerty Allaire. Guided tours of the Allaire Home (recommended $1.00 donation per person) will provide guests to The Village a glimpse into how an affluent family of the period lived. The Historic Village also plays host to Holiday Candlelight Tours, Haunted Hayrides, a 19th Century All Hallows Eve celebration and a Thanksgiving Celebration complete with an authentic Church Service of the time.

Location:
Route 547 at Allaire Road

Farmingdale, NJ

07727
Seasonal:
Closed January to March
Phone Number:
(732) 919-3500
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