The Smith-Cadbury Mansion (top left) was the centerpiece of a large farm in the 1700s; owner Richard Smith hosted General Lafayette during the American Revolution. Now the Moorestown Historical Society, it’s open to visitors on Tuesdays and the second Saturday of each month (12 High Street; 856-235-0353).
Main Street (center) is dominated by mom-and-pop shops like Stiles Pharmacy (opened in 1910) and Peter Pan Bakery (1941), along with stunning historic homes. Stroll along Oak, Maple and Chester avenues to see the town’s colorful architecture.
Moorestown has a Quaker heritage and is still a “dry” town. So bring your own bottle to Barone’s Tuscan Grill, where Donovan McNabb, his wife and, of course, his mom dine (280 Young Avenue; 856-234-7900).
The Shopping List
Check out the wares at La-Di-Da (bottom left), where Phoebe Dennis carries artistically designed clothes and gifts (15 East Main Street; 856-222-1778).
Lavender’s, a baby, bedding and fine linens shop, is run by mother-daughter team Debbie Becker and Robin Kelty (17 East Main Street; 856-608-1100).
The design team at Cornerstone USA Ltd. has created custom living spaces for local celebs like Flyers captain Keith Primeau (123 East Main Street; 856-234-0066).
Browse Audrey Shinn Interiors (bottom right) for elegant furnishings (2 East Main Street; 856-866-9099).
Arts in Focus
The Perkins Center for the Arts is the community’s cultural hub, with exhibitions, music performances and art workshops. This month sees the opening of the exhibit “Photography 25” (395 Kings Highway; 856-235-6488).
On a wintry day, check out the snow on Stokes Hill, where Moorestown resident Samuel Allen invented the famous Flexible Flyer sled (across the street from his former home at 255 East Main Street).
Slice of Life
Stop for a hearty homemade Italian meal at Passariello’s Pavilion, a town staple since 1996 and the place for pizza (top right). The bustling eatery features more than 50 kinds of pies, speedy service, and a lively,
family-friendly atmosphere (13 West Main Street; 856-840-0998).
Then & Now
Once occupied by Leni-Lenape Indians, the village was named for landowner Thomas Moore, who settled there in 1722. Today the town maintains its charm and has been home to big shots like T.O., who recently put his $4.4 million mansion on the market and was known to give out Snickers bars on Halloween. Awww.
Moorestown is about 15 miles from Philly. Cross the Betsy Ross or Tacony-Palmyra bridge into New Jersey, then take Route 73 south to the Route 537 east ramp toward Moorestown.