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Side Trips from Philadelphia Sights

Wharton Esherick Museum

  • 1520 Horseshoe Trail Map It
  • Valley Forge

Updated 05/19/2011

Fodor's Review

The Wharton Esherick Museum preserves the former home and studio of the "Dean of American Craftsmen." Best known for his sculptural furniture, Esherick (1887–1970) shaped a new aesthetic in decorative arts by bridging art with furniture. The museum, a National Historic Landmark, houses 200 examples of his work—paintings, woodcuts, furniture, and wood sculptures. The studio, in which everything from the light switches to the spiral staircase is hand-carved, is one of his monumental achievements. The museum is 2 mi west of Valley Forge National Historical Park. Reservations are required for the hourly tours. On weekdays a minimum of five people is required for a tour.

Sight Information

Address:

1520 Horseshoe Trail, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 19301, United States

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Phone:

610-644–5822

Sight Details:

  • $12
  • Mar.–Dec., Mon.–Fri. 10–5 (for groups of 5 or more), Sat. 10–5, Sun. 1–5

Updated 05/19/2011

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