Allaire Village, a community listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places, is an outdoor, living-history museum operated by Allaire Village, Inc. It includes a working blacksmith shop, carpenter shop, general store, bakery, church, enameling building, carriage house, row houses, and other dwellings. Educational activities offered at the village year round include costumed interpreters giving living history demonstrations. Stroll the streets of this living history museum, tour the historic buildings, explore the retail shops and observe master crafstmen demonstrate their age-old trade.
Located in Monmouth County, in the Shore Region, this 19th century village commemorates the Howell Iron Works, at its peak between the 1830s and 1850. At one time more than 400 people worked here to extract bog iron from decayed swamp plants.