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    Despite the chilly, rainy weather, this tour was engaging and entertaining throughout. Our guide clearly has a wealth of knowledge and passion for history — the salacious aspects or otherwise. I would rate very satisfied were it not for a couple improvements that could be made: first, the tour was billed as a special "vampires, sex and ghosts" tour, yet participants would have the impression that the content was not changed from other Grim Philly tours: the stories were light on ghosts, included only one short mention of a perceived vampire, and were not nearly as "adult" as the description suggested. Aside from the occasional adult language, children would be fine on this tour, which is good unless you signed up for bawdiness. Second, the weather was actually pretty bad, and I feel as thought Grim Philly and our guide could plan alternative places to stand in this case. We were in rain or breezy cold nearly the entire 1.5 hours when within one block from the sites, there would have been awnings or overhangs to have a bit of shelter. By the end, my party was pretty soaked through despite having a raincoat and umbrella. Just a tip for the future when rain and wind strike. Thanks for an awesome evening besides and the history left me feeling like I learned a lot more fascinating facts than what you ever could from reading a few chapters of the typical history book on Philadelphia's past. I would recommend this to anyone visiting Philadelphia.
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    Our guide was extremely knowledgeable leaving us with a deep appreciation for Wharton Esherick’s passion as a artist. You come awAy wanting to see more & feel more of his fluid creations. He was a talent to be studied & appreciated.
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    The tour was kept to a small group so we could walk around each other and touch and look at things. Our docent Joyce gave us some free time to roam around the downstairs before taking us to the upstairs. She gave a lot of information and frequently asked if there were any questions. One of the questions at the end of our tour was about where we can find more examples of his work. The reply was basically that " you can't unless someone who purchased his furniture opens their house for a tour". I would suggest that an emphasis be made at the start that this is not "only" Wharton Esherick's house and studio, but primarily the only museum where you can find his work. I will add that, though the description of the tour said that you would be walking through small spaces and stairs; If I had brought a person on the visit who had limited ability or could not do so, it would have been a disappointment to everyone involved. Specifically I am talking about the "amazing" stairway. We loved it!
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    Very unique experience, interesting look into the work of a local artist. Beautiful woodwork, informative tour.
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    It's the unique wood designs and practicality of his art that makes this museum so special. Also, our docent did a wonderful job.
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