Step back in time and experience industrial community life of the 1830s as its never been seen before! Join us for a unique experience as the village’s rich past comes to light as you are guided by candlelight for a special tour of the historic homes, craft shops, and other village buildings that once made James P. Allaire’s Howell Iron Works the largest iron-making factory town in New Jersey. Spring has sprung! Get a rarely seen glimpse of village life after the sun goes down. Visit with Mr. Allaire and his family. The storekeeper eagerly awaits a special delivery from New York City. This guided-tour gives you a well-rounded historical tour of the village, complete with sights and sounds of hearthcooking at the Manager’s House, music at the Chapel, and the glow of hot iron being forged at the Blacksmith Shop. A little bit of theater, history, and mystery awaits!
Our 2018 season celebrates the museum’s 60th anniversary! Kick off the season with this special event!
Advance ticket purchase is required. $15.00 per person (not recommended for children under 5 as it is a walking tour and strollers are not permitted in buildings). Group rates are available to parties over 25 individuals, please call the office to book your group tour 732-919-3500 ext 14.
Spaces are limited, so advanced ticket purchasing is highly recommended! Lantern tours begin at 7 pm and leave the Historic Row House & Village Museum (aka Visitor Center) every 15 minutes until 9 pm. This year to help keep everything moving smoothly, we are selling timed tickets to access the historic village for the Lantern Tours. Tours will still be on a first come, first serve basis.
This specialized tour takes about 90 minutes to complete and are both indoor and outdoor.