The Historical Society of Moorestown

Today, as one walks along Main Street from the Friends School west past the old Town Hall, it is hard to believe that the ridge that the road follows was once occupied with the wigwams of the Lenni Lenape Indians. Two fine springs, one to the west and one to the east were attractive to Indians and traders alike. Our town was founded in the late seventeenth century by those who built homes and stayed here rather than just hunting along the dry ridge. Smith-Cadbury Mansion, built in 1738, is the headquarters of the Historical Society of Moorestown and houses collections of regional furniture including tall-case clocks, children's toys, textiles, samplers, a library and archives, and special exhibits that tell the story of our town.

House museum tours & gift shop: Sunday 1-3, Tuesday 1-4 (except holidays)
Library: 2nd Sunday of the month 1-3, Tuesday 1-4 (except holidays)

Benefits: a copy of James C. Purdy's "Moorestown Old & New, A Local Sketch"
James C. Purdy first came to Moorestown in the summer of 1878. He became interested in the history of "old" Moorestown as he conversed with older residents, many of whom had access to the early records, documents, and letters that he later used as the foundation for "Moorestown Old & New, A Local Sketch", which was first published in 1886, with new material added in 1976 and 2002, including fold-out maps.

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