Self Guided Tour of Wharton Esherick Museum

  • 42 Ratings

Self guide your way through the extensive and impressive collection of innovative wood sculptures created by American craftsman, Wharton Esherick. Nestled in the picturesque hillsides of Malvern, explore Esherick's ornate and whimsical former studio.

Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: No refunds for cancelled bookings.

What You Will Do

  • Tour through the historic studio of the "dean of American craftsmen," Wharton Esherick, furnished with original pieces from his 1926 studio that overlooks the Great Valley
  • See over 300 hand-carved sculptures and furniture created by Esherick himself
  • Learn about the life and craftsmanship of one of the most influential furniture makers of the 20th century from knowledgeable museum docents, and explore the studio at your own pace

What's Included

  • Self-guided museum tour
  • Admission to Wharton Esherick Museum

Customer Reviews

  • 42 Ratings

  • David

We very much enjoyed meeting and talking with the docents about the history of the Esherick studio. You're doing a great job and wish you the best in the future of the museum.

December 12, 2017

  • Susan

Loved the professional and thorough details that docents provided about Esherick's work; the information was both informative and entertaining. One could feel at home in the setting and absorb the many aspects of his work. I have visited here several times and always learn something new and interesting.

December 11, 2017

  • Susan

It was very crowded when we visited and a little tough to enjoy. I have two school age children. I find when we visit museums and do tours like this , they are more engaged on organized tours where the guide tells a “story.” Nevertheless, we enjoyed seeing his home. It’s interesting what our spaces say about us.

December 11, 2017
1520 Horseshoe Pike, Downingtown, PA 19335, USA
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