Event Date/Location

Childrens' Tours

 New this year will be children’s tours every Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Children have always enjoyed Wharton’s sense of play in ways that adults are often too serious to appreciate. With the exception of school tours, children have been forced to put up with all of the “boring stuff” that adults want from a tour instead of getting to enjoy the fun that the Museum has to offer. The children’s tours will be full of hands-on activities geared towards Wharton’s younger fans ages 5-12. Admission will be $6 for all visitors on these tours, but all adults must be accompanied by a child (limit of 2 adults per 1 child). Please call for reservations – space is limited. 610-644-5822


Dates: March-December 2015. Saturdays ONLY at 11:00 a.m.

Place: The Wharton Esherick Museum

Cost: $6 per person. Advanced

**Limit 2 adults per 1 child.**

**Reservations Needed Please call 610-644-5822**

Spiral Stairs

Second Sundays

On the Second Sunday of every month we are excited to offer a self-directed tour of the Museum. This allows you to wander and linger at will throughout Wharton's Studio. Docents will be in every room to answer any of your questions and demonstrate the furniture.

This experience allows you to spend as much time as you like and doesn't require reservations- however, don't come too late because the Museum closes at 4:00 pm.

Notice: Due to our annual members' party, there will be no Second Sunday event in September.


Next Date: Sunday, October 11

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Place: The Wharton Esherick Museum

Cost: $12

** NO Reservations Required**

Wine and Cheese Tours

Wine & Cheese Tours

Ever wish you could spend time on Wharton's deck, perhaps sipping wine and enjoying local cheese? Well now you can!

Starting in July, we will begin a summer series of Wine & Cheese Tours to take place once a month for the next three months. In October, we will have an October Fest with locally-sourced beers to welcome the arrival of fall. The tours will end on the deck with cheese from the Amazing Acres Goat Dairy, Conebella Farm, wine from Chadds Ford Winery and beer from Victory Brewing Co.

Tours are limited to 12 people, so make your reservations now! Call 610-644-5822 (payment required at the time of reservation).


Date: October 10th

Time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Place: The Wharton Esherick Museum

Cost: $30.00/person

**Call for Reservations 610-644-5822**



The annual 9th-121h grade print making competition will feature juried works submitted by school students in Chester and Montgomery counties. It is the 5th year the Museum has hosted the event and continues to support creativity in the arts much like Wharton Esherick expressed through his woodblock prints.


Date: Sunday, June 14th 2015

Closes: Monday , August 31, 2015

Place: The Wharton Esherick Museum; Visitors' Center

Cost: Free

Wharton Esherick

Members' Party

Wharton Esherick Museum extends invitations to Members ONLY for this once a year event that features touring the inside of the Louis Khan building, guest speakers and the chance to pre-view our 22nd Annual Woodworkers' Competition as well as vote for your favorite piece!

Not a member? Visit our Support page, become a member and receive an invitation to the party!

Preview Reception: 1-2pm

General Festivities: 2-4pm

New this year: live jazz and a silent auction!


Date: Sunday, September 13th 2015

Place: The Wharton Esherick Museum;

Cost: Preview Reception & Party: $50

General Festivities: $35

Members ONLY




Vase by Wharton Esherick

Vase by Wharton Esherick

The 22nd Annual Woodworkers' Competition: Vases

We encourage woodworkers of all skill levels to create innovative and functional items, much like Wharton Esherick did. This year's show is inspired by Esherick's flower vase (on left).

If you're interested in applying please click here

The show can be seen in the Visitors' Center of the Wharton Esherick Museum.

**Most of the entries will be available for sale.**

To view past shows click here



Date: Tuesday, September 15th 2015

Closes: Thursday, December 31st 2015

Place: The Wharton Esherick Museum Visitors' Center

Cost: Free


  Wharton Esherick Museum

TOURS ONLY by Reservation.

Location: 1520 Horseshoe Trail Malvern, PA 19355

Mailing: P.O. Box 595
Paoli, PA 19301-0595
Telephone:  610-644-5822