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.

**June 12th will include a wood turning demonstration at Wharton's farmhouse Sunekrest



Next Date: June 12, 2016

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 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 21, June 18, August 27, October 1 & 22

Time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Place: The Wharton Esherick Museum

Cost: $30.00 for Non-members

$25.00 for Members

Please book online.

Margaret Esherick House

Margaret Esherick House Reception

The Wharton Esherick Museum invites you to join us: 
Sunday, June 26 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm 

Enjoy a delightful afternoon in the Louis Kahn designed Margaret Esherick House, which boasts a very special kitchen designed and built by Wharton Esherick especially for his niece.  Hear about the recent preservation efforts in both the Wharton Esherick kitchen and the rest of this historic modernist landmark from the home's new owners, Paul Savidge and Dan Macey. They will discuss what it is like to live in such an iconic house and cook in the Esherick kitchen. While enjoying cocktails and conversation, we will sample a tasting of food taken directly from some of the cookbooks found in Wharton Esherick's own kitchen including a twist on Wharton's own "steak and potato" diet. William Whitaker, the curator and collections director of the Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania School of Design will give an informal talk about the surprising relationship between Wharton Esherick and Louis Kahn, two men who forged an enduring friendship despite their very different aesthetics. 

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. The Esherick House, located in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia, received the Landmark Building Award from the Philadelphia chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 1992, was added to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places in 2009, and was inducted into the Chestnut Hill Architectural Hall of Fame in 2015. The recent conservation of the house earned it the Grand Jury Prize from the Preservation Alliance of Philadelphia in 2016. 


Margaret Esherick House Reception

Margaret Esherick House 
204 Sunrise Lane 
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Tickets: $75 per person, includes cocktails and light fare


Date: Sunday June 26

Location: 204 Sunrise Lane, Phildelphia, PA 19118

Cost: $75 per person

Wharton's Birthday

Birthday Tours!

Happy Birthday Wharton Esherick!

Join us on July 15 at 11:00, 1:00 or 3:00 for a tour of the Studio and birthday cupcakes as we celebrate Wharton's 129th birthday!

We're celebrating with discounted tickets and waving our usual weekday minimum requirement.

Wharton's Birthday Tours

Come celebrate!

Who doesn't love amazing art and cupcakes?

When: Friday July 15 at 11, 1 and 3:00.

Reservations required, please purchase online

Tickets: $7.50 for adults, $4.00 for children 12 & under






  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