Introduction to Fair Haven, New Jersey
Fair Haven History
Before the Civil War, a free black community was established in the town. Many houses were built along the street that led to Chandler's Dock. This street is now known as Fair Haven Road. An Act of the New Jersey Legislature formally incorporated Fair Haven on March 12, 1912. Red Bank received some of its land in 1957.
Fair Haven and nearby Attractions
- Allaire State Park
- Coney Island Museum
- Stephen Crane House
- Staten Island Zoo
- Alice Austen House Museum
- New York Aquarium
Things To Do In Fair Haven
Fair Haven celebrates the Fireman’s Fair every August. The fair attracts musicians from all over the world. Local parks include the Mc Carter Park, Grange Road Pocket Park and Memorial Park. The Fair Haven Dock has provisions for fishing and crabbing. Nearby historic sites include the Wyckoff House, Fort Wadsworth and the Monmouth Battlefield. The Staten Island Botanical Garden and the Staten Island Zoo are located near Fair Haven as well.
Fair Haven Transportation
Air transportation is available from Newark Liberty International.
Fair Haven Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include Brookdale Community College, Wagner College, CUN-Staten Island and Monmouth University.