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Wharton Esherick Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Quirky abode

Nestled in suburbia, this delightfully unique and intimate property is sited on a winding road. Our... read more

Reviewed October 11, 2018
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
A museum that's worth stepping off the beaten path

Wharton Esherick was a prolific artist who made a whimsical home and filled it with wood carvings... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2018
New York City, New York
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Wharton Esherick was a sculptor who worked primarily in wood, readily extending his unique forms to furniture, furnishings, utensils, interiors, buildings and more. His motto, "if it isn't fun, it isn't worth doing," is evident in the joyful...more
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1520 Horse Shoe Trl, Malvern, PA 19355, Paoli, PA 19355-9519
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

Nestled in suburbia, this delightfully unique and intimate property is sited on a winding road. Our guide shared personal Esherick family information which enhanced the understanding of his artistic progression. If you are familiar with the work of Maloof or Nakashima, you must plan to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

Wharton Esherick was a prolific artist who made a whimsical home and filled it with wood carvings and other artistic delights that are a treat to see. This is technically a "museum," but it's really a place where you step into the mind of a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

We really enjoyed our tour of the museum. Small group tours of up to 10 people so suggest you book online before you go. Our tour guide was excellent. Lot of knowledge and her enthusiasm for the artist and his work was very obvious. Tour...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed May 21, 2018

This was my third visit to the Wharton Esherick over the course of 20 years. Each trip has revealed more to my eye and each docent has deepened my understanding of both the man and his work. As a native Philadelphian and a Malvern resident...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Marian C
Reviewed May 6, 2018

I happened to see a posting by @Chanticleergarden about the Wharton Esherick Museum and because I loved my visit to Chanticleer with its art installations throughout, I did not hesitate to put Wharton Esherick Museum in my list of things to do on a rainy...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

If you appreciate art, this place is a must-see! The pictures could never do justice! The clever use of space, the story, the craftsmanship was beyond our expectations when we arrived! Be sure to make advance reservations on their website. A true hidden treasure of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

Wonderful tour of the artist home along with many pieces of his work - from furniture to woodwork pieces. The stairs to the 2nd level are amazing. Was a cloudy, cold day, but well worth trip. We plan on going back again in nicer weather....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jane and Bob F
Reviewed April 9, 2018

i have never heard of this artist however i was greatly impressed with his work,studio,and home.the philadelphia suburbs are beautiful and the short trip from the city was well worth the visit

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

I can't say enough good things about the Wharton Esherick Museum. The staff was delightful, our guide, Paul, was exceptionally knowledgeable and able to answer our questions. Tours are in small groups so I joined a tour with four others. We received a detailed and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 983shays
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

This museum is an incredible gem, worth visiting! Small group tours are available. This was the home he built. Hard to describe the woodworking here but it is priceless. He integrated the woods, trees, colors along with his carvings and sculptures. Plan to spend at...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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