Birthday Tour of the Wharton Esherick Museum in Philadelphia
Celebrate the life of famed sculptor Wharton Esherick on a guided tour of his former home. Marvel at his sculptural creations while you learn all about his technique and inspiration, then enjoy a piece of birthday cake at the end of the tour.
What You Will Do
- Relive history as you walk through artist Wharton Esherick's former home and art studio on a guided tour that shows you his innovative technique and imagination
- See winding staircases made of wood, curvilinear towers, specially-crafted ceilings, sculptures, furniture and more as you make your way through the studio and learn more about Esherick's unique contribution to the art world
- Enjoy a delicious slice of birthday cake to end your tour on a sweet note
- 1-hour guided tour
Full refunds for cancellations made at least 48 hours in advance.
- 17 Ratings
The docent was excellent and we learned so much in so little time. I am considering becoming a docent someday. This is a fascinating museum with beautiful works and a real history!
An old friend of mine visited the museum when it first opened and he was smitten by it. Between that time and now (July, 2017) , I had never visited the museum despite my best intentions. Life just happened to get in the way! So...my wife and I finally made the reservation and voila! ....I have been smitten by the beauty of his work and his genius. Even though I have seen the photos on the museum's website for years, they don't do justice to the real thing. There's nothing like being there...touching the wonderful surfaces...feeling the warmth of the wood...climbing the same stairs he climbed every day...imagining the creative energy flowing like electricity. I am spellbound. I also plan to return...sooner than 40+ years! Thank you for a fantastic tour and for keeping such a national treasure open to the public. G. Davis
It was a truly a pleasure to discover Whorton's multiple creative talent in a spectacular setting in Paoli pa. His home and property and works are truly an American treasure. Certain the beautiful woods and hills I can only imagine how glorious his works and is home most appeared during the change of the seasons Our docent was very knowledgeable and eager to share with us all that she knew about such a magnificent man and his wonderful works It should not be missed.
We loved our tour guide! We love this place!
A lovely day with a informative tour guide. Bonus, it was Wharton Esherick's birthday so there were cupcakes and soda for guest.
Good guide and fascinating stuff to appreciate.
Great tour. Knowledgable and interesting host.
Every thing about the visit was professional and interesting. Thank you, Donna Usher
The docent was enthusiastic about the house and his work. being a wood worker was an added bonus since he was very knowledgable about that aspect.
Amazing artist, gorgeous work, intriguing life/career story told very, very well by our docent, Mike. Cupcakes were a sweet touch.