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Wharton Esherick Museum

1520 Horse Shoe Trl, Malvern, PA 19355, Paoli, PA 19355-9519
+1 610-644-5822
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So much genious in such a small space

This was my third visit to the Wharton Esherick over the course of 20 years. Each trip has... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Marian C
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Malvern, Pennsylvania
Must see woodworking/ingenious design

I happened to see a posting by @Chanticleergarden about the Wharton Esherick Museum and because I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Beth_McD05
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Newark, Delaware
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Wharton Esherick was a sculptor who worked primarily in wood, readily extending his unique forms to furniture, furnishings, utensils, interiors, buildings and more. His motto, "if it isn't fun, it isn't worth doing," is evident in the joyful expression of his work, inviting the eye and the hand. A National Historic Landmark for Architecture, his hilltop studio/residence, with more than 300 of his works on exhibition, has been preserved much as it was when the artist lived and worked there. The Museum is open to the public through guided tours for which reservations are required.
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1520 Horse Shoe Trl, Malvern, PA 19355, Paoli, PA 19355-9519
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Reviewed yesterday

This was my third visit to the Wharton Esherick over the course of 20 years. Each trip has revealed more to my eye and each docent has deepened my understanding of both the man and his work. As a native Philadelphian and a Malvern resident...More

Thank Marian C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I happened to see a posting by @Chanticleergarden about the Wharton Esherick Museum and because I loved my visit to Chanticleer with its art installations throughout, I did not hesitate to put Wharton Esherick Museum in my list of things to do on a rainy...More

Thank Beth_McD05
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you appreciate art, this place is a must-see! The pictures could never do justice! The clever use of space, the story, the craftsmanship was beyond our expectations when we arrived! Be sure to make advance reservations on their website. A true hidden treasure of...More

Thank miscalane
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Wonderful tour of the artist home along with many pieces of his work - from furniture to woodwork pieces. The stairs to the 2nd level are amazing. Was a cloudy, cold day, but well worth trip. We plan on going back again in nicer weather....More

Thank Jane and Bob F
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

i have never heard of this artist however i was greatly impressed with his work,studio,and home.the philadelphia suburbs are beautiful and the short trip from the city was well worth the visit

Thank fegs5
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

I can't say enough good things about the Wharton Esherick Museum. The staff was delightful, our guide, Paul, was exceptionally knowledgeable and able to answer our questions. Tours are in small groups so I joined a tour with four others. We received a detailed and...More

Thank Shay S
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

This museum is an incredible gem, worth visiting! Small group tours are available. This was the home he built. Hard to describe the woodworking here but it is priceless. He integrated the woods, trees, colors along with his carvings and sculptures. Plan to spend at...More

Thank Rosemary G
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

If you are an architecture buff, we’ll worth a visit. Very interesting structure and location in Chester County on Valley Forge ‘mountain.’ Philadelphia region Americana.

Thank KimML
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Be sure to make an appointment for the tour - it is the only way to see it. Really unique setting and tour. The attention to detail, woodworking and the history is all amazing. Off the beaten path a bit from Philly but certainly worth...More

Thank Kellyem
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

I've now been here 3 times and love bringing people who appreciate attention to detail, exquisite artistry, woodworking and/or the Arts and Crafts style.

Thank nessavanessar
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