Group Tours

black and white woodcut print of three men striking metal at an anvil

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 only be accommodated on Wednesdays, and reservations must be made at least 4 weeks in advance.  Please be sure to review our payment and cancellation policies below before booking your tour.

Those interested in a group tour can fill out the form below.  Once we receive your form, a member of our staff will contact you to confirm availability.  We will then schedule your tour and email you a confirmation!

This 1-hour tour includes the Esherick Studio interior and grounds. 

Group Tour Pricing:

Group tours are between 9 and 16 people. Once your group tour is confirmed, a 20% non-refundable deposit will be due within a week of confirmation, and full payment and final headcount is due at least one week prior to the tour date. 

  • Adult Group Rate: $16 per person for groups of 9 or more (maximum of 16)
  • Student Rate (maximum 16 guests): 
    • $12 per person for College and High School students 
    • $8 per person for Middle and Elementary school students 
    • This rate includes two free chaperones, and any additional chaperones are $12 per person

Call 610-644-5822 or email us at sophie@whartonesherickmuseum.org with questions about pricing.

Group Tour Schedule:

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

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.

Cancellation Policy:

Once a final payment and headcount are received, there will be no refund under any circumstances unless the tour is canceled by the Wharton Esherick Museum. The Museum can cancel due to severe weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances similar to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is recommended that prior to your visit you call 610-644-5822 to confirm that we are open or check our website homepage for any special instructions regarding late openings or early closings.

Submit a Group Tour Reservation Form

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.

stone walkway leads to a building with a stone section on the left, a tall wooden section in the center and a curving stucco wall to the right.
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!