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.

There is no Second Sunday event in September due to our Annual Members' Party.



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 12 & 26, June 2 & 23, August 4 & 18, September 1 & 22, October 6 & October 20

Time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Place: The Wharton Esherick Museum

Cost: $30.00 for Non-members

$25.00 for Members

Please book online.


Artistry Personified

Chanticleer and Wharton Esherick staff have teamed up to provide a one-of-a-kind tour that focuses on how each cultural institution showcases woodworking, craftsmanship and inspiration gained through the observation of nature. The program will begin at the Wharton Esherick Museum, with a tour of Esherick's Studio. Curator & Program Director, Laura Heemer will describe how Wharton Esherick was inspired by the natural world and how his work evolved over time. The tour will focus on Esherick's organic period and the influence nature had on his functional furniture designs.

The second portion of the program will take place at Chantcleer, where participants will take a closer look at the artistry completed by the staff. As we stroll through the garden, Horticulturist and Woodworker, Dan Benarcik will describe the process of designing furniture for use and display in a public garden. Particpants will get a behind the scenes look at the wood shop, current and new furniture projects, and how furniture is sited in the garden.

Transportation between sites will not be provided. Program is offered rain or shine.

Purchase tickets online below or call 610-644-5822.

Wharton Esherick Museum Tour

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Date: May 31

Time: 1:00 - 5:30

1:00 - 2:30 Wharton Esherick Tour

2:30 - 3:20 Travel between sites (20 minute drive time)

3:30 - 5:30 Chanticleer Tour

Place: The Wharton Esherick Museum & Chanticleer

Cost: $45.00 per person

Please book online.








  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