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Warther Museum

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Master Carver of Wood!!!

This guy was a genius. He was THE master carver in the whole entire world. There is no one else... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Houston, Texas
World Class museum

One of a kind museum of carvings by Ernest "Mooney" Warther. Lots of trains and workable factory... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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The Warther Museum is home of the world famous woodcarvings of steam engines by Ernest Mooney Warther carved out of ivory, ebony, and walnut. Mrs. Warther's button collection numbers over 73,000 buttons in patterns, and her Swiss style gardens still...more
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331 Karl Ave, Dover, OH 44622-2767
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This guy was a genius. He was THE master carver in the whole entire world. There is no one else like him. His carvings are literally "priceless." Inside there is a guided tour along with a video. There is a gift shop at the end...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of a kind museum of carvings by Ernest "Mooney" Warther. Lots of trains and workable factory carvings. Knives for sale are exceptional.

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The craftsmanship and skill of Mooney Warther is hard to believe even when it’s in front of you. A truly gifted artist with a brilliant mind and only a 2nd grade education. We were hesitant to take the time to drive to Dover while we...More

Thank Jan728
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If I could give this review more than 5 stars, I would. The work in this museum must be seen to be believed. How one man could carve and assemble so many steam locomotives and other items is extraordinary. The skill and craftsmanship are super-human....More

Thank mjrunderwater
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to see what a real creative self taught mind/person can do, get to Dover, Ohio and this museum! Train buffs, if you like "detail" work and phenomenal Scale Depictions of Trains, Walking sticks and so much more... this is the place for...More

Thank Kevin v
Reviewed 16 August 2018

I took my 13 year old son on a rainy day and we were WOWED for 3 hours. I highly recommend schools to take field trips here. So much history and such beautiful carvings! Will not be disappointed πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌ

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Reviewed 16 August 2018

I have lived within two hours of this museum for all of my almost 60 years, but only visited it a couple of months ago when I toured Ohio Amish country for the first time. As noted in many other reviews, Mooney Warther was an...More

Thank GoPenguins
Reviewed 14 August 2018

If you love history and craftsmanship you will fall in love with this museum. I have been bringing family members here for many years. It is great for kids and adults.

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

We went a couple days ago. It had been a couple of years. They had revamped the tour for the good. Adding a lot more to see and actually placing them in order of the years complete. And ten we got to see the knife...More

Thank Susan Z
Reviewed 26 July 2018

All I knew about Warther before visiting the museum was that he was some sort of master carver. Little did I know that he was an ordinary man with a 2nd grade education who taught himself not only to carve, but also to hand carve...More

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19 July 2018|
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Response from Susan J | Reviewed this property |
$13.50 for adult, $5.00 US for students.
Leslie C
19 January 2018|
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Response from Ian F | Reviewed this property |
In addition David Warther, a living related carver has a studio nearby. He also carves in Ivory focusing on ships. Well worth some time. Taking route 557 south out of Berlin will take you through the Doughty Creek Valley... More
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17 July 2016|
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Response from Marsha S | Reviewed this property |
Although the guided tour lasts approximately one hour, you can also tour Warthers home, his wife's button house and the gardens. The tour moved along at a fairly good pace (not unreasonably so). Once the guide was done... More