Allaire State Park consists of 3,000 acres of hiking trails, picnic area, and wooded areas. Allaire State Park is also home to Allaire Village and The New Jersey Museum of Transportation and a train ride on the Pine Creek Railway.
Allaire Village is a replica of the Howell Works, a thriving historic village in the early 19th century which produced pig and cast iron. The buildings which remain today include a general store, blacksmith shop, carpenter’s shop, manager’s house and foreman’s house. The Blacksmith Shop offers iron production demonstration. The Carpentry shop shows how molds were made and iron cast. There are guided tours of Mr. Allaire’s home which take about 20-30 minutes. One of the workers’ row house buildings is now the Visitor Center and Museum.
There are a variety of tours available but photography is not permitted within any of the historic buildings at The Historic Village at Allaire. The Village is only open on Saturday and Sunday but the general store is open all week.
The New Jersey Museum of Transportation’s Pine Creek Railroad is also located in Allaire State Park. It is one of the oldest operating narrow gauge railway exhibits in the U.S. There are train rides running every half hour until 4:00 in the summer months. The train ride takes 15 minutes. The friendly conductor encourages the little ones to explore his cabin.
Posted: August 28, 2017
Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices.
4263 Atlantic Avenue
Farmingdale, NJ 07727
Check online for the current village hours
NJ Museum of Transportation Website: http://www.njmt.org/index.htm
Allaire Village Website: https://allairevillage.org/visit/
Allaire State Park Parking:
Entrance fees are only charged from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day.
NJ Residents: $5
Allaire Village: Free
Train: $4 for anyone over 3 years.
Approximate Distance from:
Brooklyn Bridge: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Lakewood: 20 minutes
Monsey: 1 hour, 30 minutes