We welcome you to join us for a guided tour!

The Wharton Esherick Museum, a National Historic Landmark for Architecture, is open to the public by advance reservation.

Thursdays through Sundays, we offer the Experiencing Esherick Tour, a journey through the Esherick Studio—a hand-crafted building filled with Esherick’s art and personal objects, which is itself an inhabitable artwork. New for 2022, we now offer topic tours on select afternoons. Learn more about our tour offerings below!

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. 

COVID-19 Requirements:

  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.

*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.

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!

Book an Experiencing Esherick Tour

Experiencing Esherick Tour

Experience Esherick’s singular creative vision on a guided immersion through his iconic Studio. For over forty years, Esherick built, sculpted, painted, and furnished his hillside studio-home into a joyful expression of art in everyday life. Our primary tour offering, this experience introduces visitors to Esherick’s strong sense of place, deep connection with the natural world, networks of artists and collaborators, and innovations within the fields of art, craft, design, and architecture.

This 60-75 minute guided tour includes the Esherick Studio interior and grounds. 

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

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Book a Campus Architecture Tour

Campus Architecture Tour

Delve into rural modernism on this ninety-minute-long exploration of the artist-built environment that Wharton Esherick and his collaborators created on Valley Forge Mountain. A WEM staff member will lead you through the Museum’s upper campus, which is recognized as a National Historic Landmark for Architecture. The tour focuses on two experimental buildings: the Esherick Studio (1926-1966) and the 1956 Workshop (1956).

This 1.5 hour tour includes the Esherick Studio interior, expanded grounds access, and a rare look into the 1956 Workshop.

Tours are available on select afternoons. Click “Book Campus Architecture Tour” to learn more and view our current tour schedule!

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Reserve a Group Tour

Group Tours

We are pleased to offer the immersive experience of our 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. Advance reservations are required at least 4 weeks in advance.

Please submit the form below with your group information to reserve a group tour!

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Explore the Studio from home
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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.