Guided Tour of Wharton Esherick Museum

  • 974 Ratings

Explore the ornate and whimsical former studio of American craftsman and woodworking extraordinaire, Wharton Esherick. Nestled in the picturesque hillsides of Malvern, this narrated, guided tour shares the legacy of Wharton's extensive and impressive collection of rich and innovative wood sculptures and furnishings.

Region: Philadelphia
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Cancellation: No refunds for cancelled bookings.

What You Will Do

  • Tour the home and workspace of the mastermind of American furniture, and discover preserved woodworking treasures of handcrafted beauty.
  • Learn about the history and design of Expressionist woodworking from a knowledgeable museum docent
  • Marvel at the beauty of the natural furnishings of Wharton's rustic stone walled studio and home, specifically harvested from the Great Valley, and chosen exclusively for their aesthetic appeal

What's Included

  • Guided tour of Wharton Esherick Museum

Additional Information

  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes before your tour starts. The Museum is not handicap accessible.

Customer Reviews

  • 974 Ratings

  • Angela Fleegle

Our Docent was fantastic. She was extremely knowledgeable and conveyed great anecdotal stories about the family & Mr Esherick that made the experience a memorable event. The forethought of his family to preserve this place as a museum is wonderful. I’m so happy I got to see this place and wish I had come sooner.

May 22, 2018

  • Anne

you are one of the remarkable 'house museums'. i first visited around 1974 when attending art school in philadelphia. that visit left a lasting impression. I believe in those early years there was a restriction on the upstairs spaces. I do not recall having seen them.44 years later the place is even more remarkable. although small, your museum provides a 'deep visit' into the creativity of the artist. even the newly added rain garden is lovely. kind regards

May 22, 2018

  • Joe

Truly special tour of an eye opening space. Our guide was knowledgeable and to the point. The house and studio were dramatically more impressive than I thought they would be, despite my not insignificant amount of knowledge about the artist. What a treat!!

May 21, 2018
1520 Horse Shoe Trail, Malvern, PA 19355, USA
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