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Warther Museum

331 Karl Ave, Dover, OH 44622-2767
+1 330-343-7513
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Amazing carvings, informative tour guides

We found all of the artifacts in this museum fascinating. We spent about 90 minutes going on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chicago, Illinois
Amazing collection by an American self-taught genius

We stopped at the Walther museum after reading brochures while visiting Ohio's Amish Country. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Linda M
Ellijay, Georgia
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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 1 week ago

We found all of the artifacts in this museum fascinating. We spent about 90 minutes going on the tour and looking around on our own.

Thank Marie715
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at the Walther museum after reading brochures while visiting Ohio's Amish Country. The setting is beautiful and includes Ernest Mooney Walther's modest 1920's home. The gardens created by his wife are still there along with a small house displaying her amazing button collection...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We aren't into trains, so we couldn't appreciate as deeply as some other folks, but if you can step back, after viewing all the carvings, and look at the exhibit as a whole, you quickly realize this is a spectacular display of genius. Several of...More

1  Thank 76desert
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Very interesting and educational. He was an amazing man and his story is truly inspirational. Tour guides are great and the museum is beautiful.

Thank Minkmink10
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We were blown away by the beautiful carvings on displays. His train models with working parts are simply amazing. It's fascinating to view how he progressed from simple carvings from cheaper materials to the most intricate, made from ebony and ivory. The button and arrowhead...More

1  Thank Peggy L
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Wonderful displays of Mooney Warther's lifetime of work. The tree made from 1 piece of wood carved into pliers was amazing!

Thank skipbit
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

This is a very unique museum containing incredible handmade sculptures made out of ebony and Ivory. The trains have thousands of handcarved pieces which all work. The displays are very well designed and exhibited. This is a very educational place to take young children and...More

Thank Traviata5013
Reviewed 7 August 2017

It was a treat to see Mr. Warther's amazing carvings. I imagine his brain was just like the great composers of old, he just "saw" the finished product in his head, and his hands produced it. You have to wonder if he was relaxed as...More

Thank Sightsee_Eat
Reviewed 4 August 2017

This man was a genius at carving. I have been here twice and if I get back to Dover I will go again. Loved it he was an awesome person.

Thank Jackie53Ohio
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Anytime we visit Dover, we always stop in here to get our knives sharpened and to add to our collection. Best knives by far!

Thank martinelli18
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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
4 July 2016|
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Response from Stiegjl | Reviewed this property |
yes a must see- you can spend a couple of hours there