- 1,422 Ratings
Guided Tour of Wharton Esherick Museum
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.
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
- Guided tour of Wharton Esherick Museum
Please arrive 10-15 minutes before your tour starts. The Museum is not handicap accessible.
- 1,422 Ratings
too little time to really look at the art (especially the sculpture) Twelve people meant you couldn't move to a good viewing spot .
Second time (first time in March) and will be coming back next week with my parents. Already booked tickets!!!
An absolutely inspiring studio/home. The tour was very informative and immersed the visitor into the life of Wharton Esherick as a creative and visionary. The grounds are breathtaking in every season. Overall, a very wonderful place to gain inspiration as an artist.
Fascinating and informative. Great docent made the visit worthwhile.
The tour guide was off the charts! Esherick's life was incredible, and she had the inside stories of all his magnificent objects. The tour was so personal and satisfying. Outstanding.
- Janine Bostick
Excellent workmanship of home and furniture! Recommend: cease allowing visitors to climb the unique stairs, too much wear and tear will destroy the un-replaceable stairs. Also, those stairs are a severe accident waiting to happen, unsafe for the many elderly tourists!
The docent was great, the tour was interesting - very nice time.
Our tour guide was excellent and probably Wharton's biggest fan! We learned do much about his artistic talents, saw beautiful examples of his furniture, sculptures,and wood working. We really enjoyed our visit!
A very fascinating place to visit and experience with a complete immersion into the artist's life. The docent was very knowledgeable.
Fantastic tour guide
Tour guide was highly knowledgeable about the topic and very informative. Enjoyed the art and seeing how he lived. Amazing!
I love having such interesting history in my backyard!! What an amazing talent!!
Excellent Tour - Nikkie (sp?) was great ... had time to explore & delve into details. Escherik was an amazing artist, woodworker... so nice to be able to touch the wood!!
Enjoyed learning about WE. great docent!
The tour was comprehensive, and the guide was very knowledgeable and engaging.
Al our museum docent was amazing!
The guide (Katie) was superb. She was knowledgeable, patient and very interested in any and all questions. She was also personable and a pleasure to spend time with.
The tour was simply excellent...perfect pacing; a great overview of the important aspects of the home and art therein; excellent response to questions; we came away feeling we had a feel for who Wharton Esherick was. Our tour guide made us feel welcome and it was easy to ask questions because she gave us enough information and was encouraging of our curiosity. The site itself is fantastic. This was one of the most enjoyable, engaging and interesting tours we can recall. Thank you so very much!
Katie was a fantastic docent. Her obvious love of all things beautiful was evident
Very informative and so interesting!!
We had an excellent tour guide who gave us a very thorough tour of the property.
The museum is beautiful and so interesting. He did not waste an inch of space. The tour was just right and covered everything.
Such an interesting museum ... we loved the intimacy of the experience and to have such a knowledgeable tour guide made it even better!
The guide was excellent and the tour was informative.
We make a point to search out artist's homes to visit and we came across your museum knowing nothing about Esherick. How pleasantly surprised we were! Loved his furniture and house. We had a very knowledgeable tour guide which made the tour that much more enjoyable. The only negative was we wish we could have seen his tools and some idea of how his work area would have been set up.
Your guide was very charming and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the grounds and the good weather. It was a perfect Birthday gift. We hope to return for wine and cheese in the summer.
Enjoyed the tour and tour guide very much. She was informative and entertaining. Not sure about the booties. I kept tripping on mine and almost slipped on the stairs inside the house.
We visited as part of my Mother's Birthday Celebration and everyone enjoyed the experience. Ages 19-85 were engaged and impressed. Highly recommend a visit to learn more and witness the works of Wharton Esherick.
Very great tour and wonderful staff!!!
Very informative guide and enjoyable tour of a unique studio!
Amazing place! Margaret is a great tour guide. She is very knowledgeable and you can tell that she enjoys sharing all her Wharton Esherick information!
Niki's presentation was wonderful. As a speaker her voice was strong and information clearly presented. Niki explained the philosophy of Mr.Esherick. She paused for questions and contributions from the guests. She provided so much information as to not only the how but why certain pieces were made. Niki made the visit a wonderful visit. I've already mentioned my experience to a number of my friends. Thank you for a great learning opportunity Karenann McFarland
Very enjoyable experience. This museum is a hidden gem. Our docent was very knowledgeable and engaged with the tour group. Highly recommended!
Wonderfully whimsical, organic house and furnishings!
The docent was very knowledgeable and the house and everything inside is amazing
The docent was absolutely wonderful - very knowledgeable and personable!
Excellent tour guide and excellent tour that was not rushed.
Our guide was very educated about the museum. She genuinely seemed to appreciate the art and it showed. It is truly a unique place. Thanks .
Wonderful art/woodwork and a very interesting tour in a beautiful setting -