Self Guided Tour of Wharton Esherick Museum

  • 50 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

  • 50 Ratings

  • Sophia

The grounds and environment where Esherick lived and work was wonderful. I understand the limitation of space, meant limiting what was on exhibit to just leaving it as it was. My only disappointment was that the docents inside the building were not able to speak with any more information about his other artistic endeavors and were only moderately informed about what was obvious and well documented. They were not able to give more insight. Also, they let too many people in at once and it was quickly crowded. You need to control number of bodies at any one time.

April 10, 2018

  • Elizabeth

The docents were amazing! We loved the casual atmosphere and easy access to the docents for questions and explanations. There were six of us, and each of us had a spectacular time and want to return to this jewel of a place.

April 9, 2018

  • Toni

Such an interesting and lovely museum.

March 13, 2018
1520 Horseshoe Pike, Downingtown, PA 19335, USA
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