New Jersey

Historic Village at Allaire

Step back in time and learn about daily life in the 1830’s. Costumed interpreters will introduce your learners to all facets of life as they explore historic homes, a chapel, and buildings like the carpenter’s shops. Watch craftsmen practice their trade, and attend school in the schoolhouse. Learn about the hardships of immigration and community life in early 19th century New Jersey, and how the Industrial Revolution affected the state. On a scavenger hunt, learners will use their imaginations as they contrast their findings with modern life, and uncover some of the curiosities of a pre-industrial age. Scouts can earn a patch by exploring five activities at the village, and completing a questionnaire.
Contact Info
Address: 4263 Atlantic Avenue, Farmingdale, NJ 07727. Monmouth County. Tel: 732-919-3500. Email: Website: Hrs: Vary. Same Day Booking.
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-4 hours. Cost: Free.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Living History Lesson Plan

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned about $15 per month more. ... Continue