Guided Tour of Wharton Esherick Museum

  • 586 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.

Location: 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

  • 586 Ratings

  • Carole

We visited the Wharton Esherick Museum for a second time and enjoyed it immensely. This time we invited friends to join us and we kept the destination a surprise so they would not know what to expect until we arrived. They were thoroughly impressed and delighted. The woodwork is so smooth, so fluid, warm and welcoming. We will be returning again, I'm sure.

April 19, 2016

  • John

excellent docent.

April 18, 2016

  • Maxine

Total serendipity! My husband and I live in Nyack, NY and Owen, our younger son, lives in Baltimore. A few months ago Owen suggested that we meet half-way, which has been a great way to keep in touch without either one of us driving the whole distance. I googled to find a good place to meet this time and found the museum, never expecting it to be as inspiring as we found it to be. There were 6 in our group -- my husband and me, our son and his sweetheart, and her parents -- and we were all entranced. We plan to come back on 2nd Sunday and spend more time. Our docent was Julie -- very knowledgeable and welcoming. Such a pleasure in every way! Now I want to learn more about Wharton Esherick.

April 18, 2016
1520 Horse Shoe Trail, Malvern, PA 19355, USA
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