The Historic Village at Allaire in Farmingdale, NJ, engages visitors and teaches the public what everyday life was like during early Industrial America by offering families historic re-enactments, craft demonstrations, carpentry, tinsmithing, hearth cooking, and much more.
Year-Round Fun at The Historic Village at Allaire
This museum with 13 original buildings offers a variety of educational tours, living history interpretations, gardens, exhibits, and special programs for all ages. Allaire’s historic interpreters and guides will give you an inside look into a different time and way of life, and the many challenges and triumphs of an early 19th century industrial community.
Children get into the industrial spirit.
Explore Allaire State Park with more than 3,000 acres of walking trails, picnic areas, and biking trails. Be sure to stop by the fresh bakery and do some shopping at the old-fashioned General Store and Enameling Building shop.
Annual Events at The Historic Village at Allaire
Group tours are offered year-round and are a great way to experience industrial history. Tours can be scheduled at any time for any type of group. Allaire’s monthly calendar offers many great events including An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe, which includes a chilling performance of some of the poet’s favorite tales, and James P. Allaire’s Birthday every July 16, which includes numerous craft demonstrations and sweet treats. The Annual Ducky Derby, which is typically held in July, is a great event to raise money for the village. Children enter their rubber ducks into a race and are awarded prizes. Also be sure to check out the numerous flea markets and craft shows, the Annual Rolling Iron Antique Show in August, the Allaire 5K Run in October, and the Allaire Auxiliary Stocking Stuffer Sale in November.
Laundry is hung out to dry, the old fashioned way at Allaire Village.
Want to Visit The Historic Village at Allaire?
Address: 4263 Atlantic Ave., Farmingdale, NJ
Directions: Approximately a 1½-hour drive from New City
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-4pm
Admission: Free; special events cost extra.
For more information: 732-919-3500 or allairevillage.org
Main image: Fall fun at Alliare Village includes pumpkin picking and hayrides
All photos courtesy The Historic Village at Allaire