The historic village was known as the Howell Works in the early 19th century. At that time it was a thriving industrial community, which produced pig and cast iron.
The buildings, which remain today include a general store, blacksmith shop, carpenter's shop, manager's house, foreman's house and a church.
One of the workers' row house buildings is now the Visitor Center and museum. Allaire Village Inc., a nonprofit corporation, sponsors more than 40 programs and events annually, including living history events, antique shows, arts and craft shows and flea markets.
For more information, write or call Allaire Village, Inc. at 732-919-3500.