Stroll Back In Time At This Christmas Lantern Tour Of New Jersey’s Allaire Village

The Historic Village at Allaire can be found in the heart of one of New Jersey’s fantastic state parks – Allaire State Park in Howell, Farmingdale, and Wall Township. A living history museum, there are records of the property dating back to 1650. At this time, it was a Native American ceremonial ground. By 1750, a sawmill was built and shortly after, the village was established as a bog iron furnace. The wood-burning furnace business collapsed in 1846 and the village was mostly abandoned.

After decades, it was restored by the Boy Scouts and later came to be owned by the State of New Jersey. An important part of history, it now operates as a non-profit. Visitors will find historic interpreters using period tools and equipment in the blacksmith, tinsmith, and carpentry shops. The old bakery sells cookies, and the general store serves as a charming museum store. The church building is frequently used for weddings!

You can find the Christmas at Allaire event schedule here. The lantern tours will be held on Saturday, December 7th, 14th, and 21st beginning at 5 pm. Tickets sell out fast, so visit their website soon. The Christmas At Allaire events will be held on Sunday, December 8th, 15th, and 22nd, from 11-4.

Address: Allaire Village, Wall Township, NJ 07727, USA