Warther Museum

331 Karl Ave.
Dover, OH 44622- Map It
Phone: (330) 343-7513

AAA Editor Notes

Warther Museum, .5 mi. e. of I-77 exit 83 at 331 Karl Ave., showcases 64 ebony, ivory and walnut train carvings created by “world master carver” Ernest “Mooney” Warther. A highlight is the Tree of Pliers—more than 500 interconnecting pairs of working pliers carved out of a solid piece of walnut. Also included are carvings depicting Abraham Lincoln's life and death and an arrowhead collection. The 1-hour tour of the facility includes the knife shop where third and fourth generations continue to make kitchen cutlery. Visitors can stroll through Mrs. Warther's Swiss-style gardens in the 8-acre park surrounding the original home. Her button collection, numbering more than 73,000 pieces, is also displayed. Guided tours are available.
Guided tour $13; $5 (ages 7-17).
Hours: Daily 9-5. Last tour begins 1 hour, 15 minutes before closing. Closed Jan. 1, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.