Warther Museum

331 Karl Avenue Dover, OH 44622

call: 330.343.7513

Preferred Partner of: City Visitor

The Warther Museum is dedicated to Ernest “Mooney” Warther, the world’s master carver. Learn about America’s unknown genius and how he lived his life and philosophies. Guided tours explain how he created the carvings as well as his life story. The tour lasts approximately one hour. Tours run continuously throughout the day – the last guided tour begins around 3:45pm each day. Reservations for the tour are only needed if you have a group of 10 or more.

The Warther home is open to view as it was in the 1920s era. Browse through the gardens and check out the Button House where Freida, Mooney’s wife, collected and mounted over 73,000 buttons. She collected all types of button including: hand-painted ceramic buttons, Goodyear rubber buttons, pearl buttons, brass military buttons, celluloid buttons, calico buttons and even a button from Mrs. Lincoln's Inaugural Dress.

Carving was just a hobby for Mooney and to make a living he made handcrafted kitchen cutlery. Today that is still the family’s main source of income. Mooney started the knife company in 1902. The tour ends up at the knife factory to show how Warther knives are unique. Warther knives are only available in the gift shop and on the website.

Warther Museum Admission


Adults - $13.00

Children (age 7-17) - $5.00

Children (6 and under) - Free

Directions: Warther Carvings is located at the gateway to 
Ohio’s beautiful Amish Country and is easy to find. Take I-77 to the Dover exit #83 and follow S. R. 211 East ¼ mile into Dover. The entrance is right at the first light after the railroad tracks.

Warthers is completely handicap and stroller accessible.

Approximate Drive Time (in Hrs):
Akron – 0:45
Cambridge - 0:45
Canton - 0:30
Cleveland - 1:30
Columbus - 2:00
Mansfield - 1:15
Marietta - 1:10
Pittsburgh - 2:00
Steubenville - 1:30
Toledo - 3:00
Youngstown - 1:30

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