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Warther Museum

331 Karl Ave, Dover, OH 44622-2767
+1 330-343-7513
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Don't miss this one incredible gem

It starts slowly and then accelerates into a strong appreciation of the genius of this man. His... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Barrie, Canada
via mobile

My husband is into model trains as a hobby and he was very excited to see the museum. It was a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brenda M
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, United States
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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 bloom seasonally to this day. The Warther Museum is more than you can imagine as you see what two people created in just one lifetime.
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331 Karl Ave, Dover, OH 44622-2767
+1 330-343-7513
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It starts slowly and then accelerates into a strong appreciation of the genius of this man. His talent and honest ethics augment his enormous talent. We honestly didn't know what to expect. We started in the modest home and the button house and gardens. All...More

Thank Canad_ian1952
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband is into model trains as a hobby and he was very excited to see the museum. It was a great place from Frieda's button collection and artwork, which was amazing, to the hand carved trains with such detail. Mr. Warther's story is quite...More

Thank Brenda M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Warther Museum is unbelievable! The Master Carver's specialty was trains- steam engines. He carved exact replicas in amazing detail, including Lincoln's funeral train, with Lincoln in it! All on a third grade education. Truly gifted carver. There is a movie that tells of his...More

Thank sccarm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do you like model trains? Not toy trains ... but ... real model trains. Mooney Warther carved trains from wood and ivory when it was legal in the fifties and sixties and really before that. His carvings are detailed. He worked on the railroad and...More

Thank 469Rich
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting place for craftsmen, gardeners, train or history buffs. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Thank yanks72
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow- we had no idea this was such a great little place to visit. The trains, carved over Mr. Warther's life, are detailed and true to life in every way. Very impressively executed. We bought 2 knives -- paring knife and slicing knife in their...More

Thank kjstravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Mr. Warther back in the 50's with my Girl Scout group. He carved each of us one of his signature pliers, which I still have. I even took it with me on this visit, the first I have been back since. The guided...More

Thank shipmatesforlife
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were passing through the area and my wife found this museum along our route. I've always enjoyed trains and woodworking in general, so it seemed like a good mix. The train models are amazing. They are incredibly detailed and the craftsmanship is unmatched. We...More

Thank Jimmy L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful place!!!! Beautiful wood carvings, one of a kind! Tour guide very informative and interesting. Could have stayed all day!

Thank Jane V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing place to take the family. See the work of the worlds master carver. Buy a knife set before leaving. They are guaranteed for life & they will sharpen them free forever. Just a minute from I-77.

Thank DJ H
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Judy C
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
Dave F
3 July 2016|
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Response from Stiegjl | Reviewed this property |
yes a must see- you can spend a couple of hours there