Welcome!

The Wharton Esherick Museum is open by reservations and we invite you to join us for an Experiencing Esherick tour. An Experiencing Esherick tour emphasizes a sense of place and integrity of materials, thinking broadly about Esherick’s legacy in the fields of art, craft, design, and architecture, and fostering a deep connection to the singular nature of the Studio. Crafted in consideration of COVID-19 safety guidelines, roughly half of this one-hour tour will take place outdoors.

Please review our new visitor guidelines below before booking your tour. Our FAQs should help answer all of your questions when planning a visit to the Museum, but please do not hesitate to contact us with any additional questions at info@whartonesherickmuseum.org.

All visitors must have advance reservations. 

All visitors must show proof that they are up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations per CDC guidelines. View guidelines HERE.

Tours are available Thursday-Sunday at 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm. 

The safety of our visitors, members, staff, and volunteers is our top priority. Due to the ever-changing health and safety guidelines and the small, intimate nature of the Museum, all policies will be re-evaluated on a regular basis and updated as needed.

All information is subject to change.

Please understand that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. If you feel unsure about visiting in person, you can always join us for a virtual program or explore the Studio from home! 

Thank you in advance for helping to keep our community safe!

Explore the Studio from home
View Upcoming Virtual Programs

Things to know before you visit

  All visitors must show proof that they are up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations per CDC guidance. View guidelines here. If you would like to visit with children under 5 who cannot be vaccinated or you have a medical condition that prevents you from receiving the vaccine, please call 610-644-5822 or email info@whartonesherickmuseum.org.

   All visitors must have advance, paid reservations prior to arriving on-site. No exceptions will be made.

  Tours are currently limited to a maximum of 8 guests

     All staff, volunteers, and visitors are required to wear masks indoors.* Please be aware that you will be touring the small, intimate spaces of the Studio with other guests and with limited space for distancing. Masks must be worn properly, covering both the nose and mouth.

   Visitors and staff must maintain a distance of six feet or more whenever possible. Please note that the Studio is a small, intimate space and distancing will not always be possible.

  Due to the historic, hand-built nature of the building, the Studio has limited accessibility for individuals who use wheelchairs or have other mobility issues. A detailed outline of the physical elements of the site terrain, pathways, and buildings can be found HERE. Please email info@whartonesherickmuseum.org if you have questions or to request accommodations for your visit.

   If you are feeling unwell please postpone your visit. Please email info@whartonesherickmuseum.org and we will be happy to reschedule your tour.

   If you are unwilling to follow these safety guidelines during your visit, you will be asked to leave the tour.

*The Wharton Esherick Museum is committed to accessibility for all visitors. If you or a member of your household group has a medical condition or disability that prevents you from wearing a face covering, reasonable accommodations will be made for you. Please email us at info@whartonesherickmuseum.org in advance of your visit.

What to expect during your visit

   Hand sanitizer will be available for guests to use.

   Visitors are not allowed to touch any surfaces or objects in the Studio.

   To increase airflow, Studio doors will be left open during your tour whenever possible. Please be sure to dress accordingly! In the event of rain, we encourage you to bring an umbrella for the outdoor portion of the tour.

  Low-heeled shoes only, please! This helps protect our floors. Guests may be asked to wear shoe covers (over their shoes).

  Casual photography is permitted on tour (no tripods please). Videography is prohibited.

   No food, drinks, or water bottles are allowed inside the Studio.

  Large bags and backpacks are not permitted in the Museum. If you bring them along, you may be asked to return them to your car.

  The Museum Store is open during tour days and hours only (Thurs – Sun 10am – 2pm). You can visit our online shop anytime!

FAQs
Accessibility

Tours are available Thursday – Sunday at 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm. Tours are open to a maximum of 8 guests.

All visitors must show proof that they are up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations per CDC guidelines. View guidelines HERE.

. Please read the confirmation email you receive after booking your tour for instructions.

MAKE A RESERVATION

Admission

  • Adults: $20.00
  • Seniors (Ages 65 and up): $17.00
  • Students (ID Required): $15.00
  • Children (Ages 5-12): $10.00
  • Children under 5: FREE
  • Members: FREE 
  • ACCESS Cardholders: $2.00 (Call or email for reservations)

Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled tour to receive a full refund. If you need to cancel or reschedule please call 610-644-5822 or email us at info@whartonesherickmuseum.org.

The museum is closed each year for the months of January and February as well as all major holidays including Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.

Group Tours

We are pleased to offer the immersive experience of the Experiencing Esherick Tour to larger or specialized groups. By rotating throughout the Studio and grounds we can accommodate up to 16 guests on a group tour.

Group tours can be accommodated on Wednesdays, and reservations need to be made at least 4 weeks in advance.

Adult Group Rate: $16 for groups of 9 or more (maximum of 16)
Call 610-644-5822 or email us at sophie@whartonesherickmuseum.org for information on college and K-12 student group rates.

Please complete and submit the form below to reserve a group tour!

Reserve a Group Tour

Expanded Access

ACCESS Cardholders receive admission to the Studio for $2 per person (for up to 4 people). To book your visit, ACCESS Cardholders must call (610) 644-5822 or email info@whartonesherickmuseum.org to make advance reservations. Please bring your valid ACCESS card and photo ID with you. Cardholders must present these onsite to receive the discount.

Not valid for event or program admission, or with any other offers or group rates. ACCESS Admission is a city-wide initiative led by Art-Reach.