Event Date/Location

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.


Next Date: May 14, 2017

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Place: The Wharton Esherick Museum

Cost: $12

** NO Reservations Required**

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 May, we offer a summer series of Wine & Cheese Tours to take place once a month. 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 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).

Wine & Cheese Tour Wine and Cheese Tours

Oktoberfest Tour Oktoberfest Tours (online booking begins in May)



Date: May 20, June 9, June 24, July 8, August 12, September 8, September 23, October 7, October 21

Time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Place: The Wharton Esherick Museum

Cost: $30.00 for Non-members

$25.00 for Members

Please book online.


Collections Object Study Session:

Chairs with Mark Sfirri

Join us for a look at select collection objects to explore why and how the pieces were designed, engineered and made.

Mark Sfirri received his MFA from the
Rhode Island School of Design in 1978
and began teaching fine woodworking
at Bucks County Community College
in1981. Mark's work can be seen in the
permanent collections of the Renwick
Gallery of the Smithsonian American
Art Museum, the Museum of Art and
Design in New York, the Los Angeles
County Museum of Art, the Musee de
Bugey-Valromey in Lochieu, France, and
the James A. Michener Art Museum.
Since 2006 Sfirri has been researching
the life and work of Wharton Esherick.
He has authored or co-authored six
articles about him and served on the
curatorial team that organized Wharton
Esherick and the Birth of the American
Modern held at the University of
Pennsylvania in 2010.

Call (610) 644-5822 or email info@whartonesherickmuseum.org to reserve your space.

When: Saturday, June 17 from 4 to 6 pm


Wharton Esherick Museum

Tickets: $30, includes light refreshments

"Off the Shelf with the Eshericks"

Join us for a delightful afternoon in the other Esherick House! The Esherick House, commissioned by Wharton's niece Margaret, is one of the most studied of the nine built houses designed by American architect Louis Kahn and boasts a very special kitchen designed and built by Wharton Esherick especially for his niece. Margaret was a bookseller and had asked Kahn to build her a house with plenty of space for books and places to read. The result is a world-renowned space, known by some, as the “Biggest, littlest house in America.” Wharton Esherick Museum Board member, Ron McColl and Lynne Farrington, Senior Curator, of Rare Books and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania, will share their research into the books owned and loved by both Margaret and Wharton. Refreshments will be provided by the home’s new owners, Paul Savidge and Dan Macey. Their conservation work on the house earned them the Grand Jury Prize from the Preservation Alliance of Philadelphia in 2016. 

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When: Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Location: 204 Sunrise Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19118

Tickets: $80 per person, includes refreshments




  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