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Warther Museum

Open Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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This is an amazing museum. Warther's carvings were incredible, definitely a Must See. I enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The World’s Master Carver

This place showcases the greatest wood carver who ever lived... as a young boy I had the great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sarasota, Fl.
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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 is an amazing museum. Warther's carvings were incredible, definitely a Must See. I enjoyed the films about the man and his life; he was a very interesting, hard working, and family oriented person. The family is still dedicated to keeping the history alive. The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place showcases the greatest wood carver who ever lived... as a young boy I had the great pleasure of knowing this wonderful Man.... he put up with our juvenile play and always had time for us... The Family has certainly carried on his tradition...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ehard00
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had heard of the Warther Museum - but never been there til now. This collection of steam engine models is absolutely amazing - the detail is incredible and this man's work just can't be described without seeing it. Museum is easy to get around and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank T M
Reviewed 25 November 2018

We visited in a November after they had decorated for Christmas. Everything was lovely. Van our guide, was personable, interesting, and very knowledgeable about everything. Mr. Warther was a fascinating man. We were there for several hours and saw the entire museum, a movie about...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Diane M
Reviewed 17 November 2018

This museum should be a must stop if you are in the area. The talent of Mooney Warther is amazing! The tour, videos and train carvings are awesome. You can also visit the home of Mooney and his wife's button house. A very worthwhile stop...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Travmama
Reviewed 15 November 2018

This private museum, built in the grounds of the family's former home is an absolute gem and provided a very memorable day out. There are continuous tours, one of which we joined mid-through then joined the next one to get back to where we started....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

The carvings are extraordinary! The guides are very helpful also. Don't miss the button quilts while you are there.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RitaR629
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Mooney only had a grade school education but was a Genius. He carved the whole history of the steam train, every bolt, screw, rope, gear. You get the point? All the trains ran too and still do. I met him as a child and later...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ellen226
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed learning about the Mr. Warther and his extraordinary carvings !! He was a Master Carver in every since of the word...A genius to say the least... The many trains that he carved out of ivory and wood are truly works of Art!!!...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank myturn4it2
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Absolutely amazing love this place! The craftsmanship is beyond amazing! The button house is great too. Loved the history and tour worth every penny! Nice gift shop! Wonderful carved knives !

Date of experience: October 2018
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18 July 2018|
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Response from Susan J | Reviewed this property |
$13.50 for adult, $5.00 US for students.
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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Response from 181marshas | 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