Welcome to the Historic Village at Allaire! The Historic Village at Allaire is one of the premier living history museums in the state of New Jersey. A living history museum portrays the everyday lives of people, whose stories are often lost in the grander schemes of history.<br><br>The Historic Village at Allaire was once an iron-producing, factory-town known as the Howell Iron Works, Co. The Village was a self-sufficient community containing a carpentry and pattern making shop, a blacksmith shop, a bakery, a boarding house, a blast furnace, mills to finish iron products, a school, a church, a general store with a post office, and workersâ€™ home. Iron produced at the village was shipped to New York City by wagon and steamship. It was used to produce steam engines parts in a factory also owned by our proprietor, James P. Allaire. The Howell Iron Works was a typical community at the time and speaks to the experiences of the economic and social changes of those who experienced early Industrial America.<br><br>Today the Historic Village at Allaire is an interactive museum where visitors can experience history directly through hands-on activities. The Village is located within Allaire State Park. As a non-profit, The Historic Village relies on the dedicated support of volunteers, members, visitors and friends. Thank you for your support!