• Monday-Friday 9:00am to 9:00pm
  • Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Self-guided tours of the Arboretum available from dawn to dusk
  • Year-round program schedule includes musical instruction through the Perkins Conservatory of Music, visual and performing arts instruction, annual exhibits, free and ticketed public concerts, Summer Arts Camp, events at the Perkins Folklife Center, and community enrichment projects in South Jersey
  • ADA accessible parking
  • ADA ramp
  • Self-guided tours
  • Restrooms
  • Free to visit Arboretum
  • Costs of events and programs may vary

Perkins Center for the Arts

395 Kings Highway, Moorestown, NJ 08057


The Perkins Center for the Arts is home to the Perkins House and the surrounding Arboretum at Evergreen Lawn. The 1910 Tudor Revival style home was built by Herbert Wise, a noted Philadelphia architect and one of the founding editors of House and Garden Magazine. The main home and carriage house were bequeathed to Moorestown Township in 1965 and listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. The Perkins Center for the Arts leases the property and hosts programs that reach an annual audience of over 36,000. The regional arts center is recognized throughout the state for innovative programs that bring professional artists and community members together in an instructional and creative arts environment.

The Arboretum at Evergreen Lawn was first established in 1815 as Fairview Nurseries, which specialized in fruit, shrubs, and native and ornamental trees. Today, the Arboretum is maintained by the Moorestown Garden Club and Moorestown Township.


  • Catch a performance or enroll in a class at The Perkins Center for the Arts
  • Take a self-guided tour of the Arboretum at Evergreen Lawn
  • Explore downtown Moorestown shops and restaurants

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