-- Historic Sites
Allaire Village, Allaire State Park
Early 19th-century ironmaking town with general store, blacksmith shop, carpenter's shop, owner's house, foreman's house, church, and museum. Hosts more than 40 programs and events annually, including living history events, antique shows, arts and craft shows, and flea markets.
Built about 1750, Boxwood Hall became the residence of Elias Boudinot, president of the College of New Jersey and later president of the Continental Congress that ratified the Peace Treaty with Great Britain. On way to New York for his first inauguration in April 1789, George Washington stopped at home for lunch, then was escorted by Boudinot and others to Manhattan for inauguration. Boudinot sold home in 1795 to Jonathan Dayton, one of four men from New jersey to sign Declaration of Independence and later Speaker of House of Representatives and US Senator, who hosted Marquis de Lafayette at house shortly before Dayton's death in 1824.