This Summer, enjoy 90-minute walking tours of The Historic Village at Allaire! Every Sunday until August 24th, tours guided by a historic interpreter will leave the Visitor’s Center at 12pm and 2pm for a walking tour that visits our historic indoor spaces, as well as the beautiful outdoor Village.
During the tour, you will visit all thirteen of our historic buildings and learn more about:
- James P. Allaire, owner and founder of The Howell Works
- The iron production business that was housed on the site
- Allaire’s impact on Monmouth County
- Daily life in the 1830′s
- Education and the impact children had on the Works
- Women’s roles in industrial communities
- The “current events” of 1836
- 1836 politics and the economy
- Arthur Brisbane, the Boy Scouts, and the Howell Works post 1900
Visitors will also get a chance to watch historic demonstrations of blacksmithing, carpentry, and children’s games! The tour begins in the Visitor’s Center and all who are interested may sign up and pay for the tour on the day of the event. This Sunday’s tour (the 27th) will be presented free of charge as we are still in the experimental phase. Beginning next weekend, there will be a small fee attached to this tour (tentatively $3 for adults, $2 for children under age 12).
This tour is fun and appropriate for history lovers of all ages! Visitors will gain a behind-the-scenes look at our historic village, will get to participate in some hands-on activities, and will have the advantage of an experienced tour guide with a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm.
For more information on this tour, please call 732-919-3500.