July 16, 2013

National Guard Militia Museum | Sea Girt, New Jersey

Sherman tank at National Guard Militia Museum, Sea Girt, New Jersey
The National Guard Militia Museum in Sea Girt, New Jersey is a non-profit museum designed to preserve the military history of New Jersey. The little museum has many interesting exhibits to explain New Jersey’s important role in various military campaigns.
On the front lawn of the museum reside interesting battle-scarred tanks, helicopters, and planes, including Patton tanks and the classic Sherman tank.

Admission is free!


National Guard Militia Museum, Sea Girt, New Jersey

National Guard Militia Museum, Sea Girt, New Jersey

National Guard Militia Museum, Sea Girt, New Jersey

National Guard Militia Museum, Sea Girt, New Jersey

National Guard Militia Museum, Sea Girt, New Jersey

National Guard Militia Museum, Sea Girt, New Jersey

National Guard Militia Museum, Sea Girt, New Jersey

Tanks at National Guard Militia Museum, Sea Girt, New Jersey

National Guard Militia Museum, Sea Girt, New Jersey


Helicopter at National Guard Militia Museum, Sea Girt, New Jersey

National Guard Militia Museum, Sea Girt, New Jersey

Sherman tank


For more information about the National Guard Militia Museum in Sea Girt: 

National Guard Militia Museum

And the Museum’s Facebook page

 

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July 09, 2013

Sea Girt Lighthouse | Sea Girt, New Jersey

Sea Girt Lighthouse

Sea Girt Lighthouse in pretty little Sea Girt, New Jersey is a sweet little lighthouse. It is different, because the little light tower is actually part of the house. Most lighthouses are separate structures from the keeper’s house.

Sea Girt Lighthouse

After you enter the house, you see the little parlor.



Sea Girt Lighthouse parlor

To get to the light, you must climb a small ladder: 

Sea Girt Lighthouse

You can see the light:

Sea Girt Lighthouse light

The views from the lighthouse are great.

Sea Girt Lighthouse
Sea Girt Lighthouse

There are two wonderful websites that you tell you all about the lighthouse: 

Sea Girt Lighthouse

Lighthouse Friends

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July 02, 2013

Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire Park

Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire State Park

The Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire State Park in Farmingdale/Wall Township is one of the oldest continually operating narrow gauge steam preservation railway exhibits in the country. 

All are welcome to take a trip!

All Aboard!!! 

Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire State Park

The Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire State Park

The Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire State Park

The Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire State Park

The Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire State Park

The Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire State Park

The Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire State Park


For more about the Pine Creek Railroad, click here.  

You can read more about Allaire Village here.

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June 18, 2013

The Historic Village at Allaire

The Historic Village at Allaire


In last week's post, I showed you the pretty little chapel at The Historic Village at Allaire, the historic town in Monmouth County, New Jersey. 

 

Workers at the Howell Iron Works lived in this self-contained little village. 

Allaire Village is a peaceful and beautiful little place, and a wonderful day trip for the whole family. 

 

On the weekends there are docents in period costume to tell you all about the village, and you can take a trip on the Pine Creek Railroad!

Welcome to Historic Allaire Village
The Historic Village at Allaire
Millpond at The Historic Village at Allaire
Blacksmith Shop at The Historic Village at Allaire
Bakery at The Historic Village at Allaire
The Historic Village at Allaire
The Historic Village at Allaire
Howell Works Stage Depot
The Historic Village at Allaire

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June 11, 2013

The Chapel At The Historic Village at Allaire

The Chapel at Allaire Village


The Historic Village at Allaire is a historic bog iron town located in Allaire State Park in Monmouth County, New Jersey. 

 

James P. Allaire created the village to house his workers at Howell Iron works from the 1860’s to the 1840’s.

The village was a place where the workers never had to leave to live a whole life within the village. 

 

The beautiful and simple little chapel is the most famous building in the village. 

 

The church is unusual because the bell tower was placed in the back of the church instead of in the front. 

 

That was because it was too heavy for the front part of the church.

The Chapel at Allaire Village
The Chapel at Allaire Village
The Chapel at Allaire Village
The Chapel at Allaire Village


 
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