Guided Tour of Wharton Esherick Museum

  • 1,252 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

  • 1,252 Ratings

  • Bonnie

The tour was kept to a small group so we could walk around each other and touch and look at things. Our docent Joyce gave us some free time to roam around the downstairs before taking us to the upstairs. She gave a lot of information and frequently asked if there were any questions. One of the questions at the end of our tour was about where we can find more examples of his work. The reply was basically that " you can't unless someone who purchased his furniture opens their house for a tour". I would suggest that an emphasis be made at the start that this is not "only" Wharton Esherick's house and studio, but primarily the only museum where you can find his work. I will add that, though the description of the tour said that you would be walking through small spaces and stairs; If I had brought a person on the visit who had limited ability or could not do so, it would have been a disappointment to everyone involved. Specifically I am talking about the "amazing" stairway. We loved it!

November 12, 2018

  • Julie

Very unique experience, interesting look into the work of a local artist. Beautiful woodwork, informative tour.

November 12, 2018

  • Richard

It's the unique wood designs and practicality of his art that makes this museum so special. Also, our docent did a wonderful job.

November 12, 2018
1520 Horse Shoe Trail, Malvern, PA 19355, USA
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