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 tour includes the Esherick Studio interior and grounds. 

Things to know before you visit

   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.

  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.

*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.

room with handmade wooden table and chairs in the center of the room, bed to the right and a curving sofa to the left.
wall, part wood, part stone with ceramic plates, soapstone carving and painting on display
Black and white photo of Esherick in the Workshop
Man drawing chalk line across wood boards

What to expect during your visit

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

  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, for personal use only, 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!

Experiencing Esherick Tour Pricing:

  • 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)

Tour Schedule:

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.

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.

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