David Warther Carvings
David Warther Carvings
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • Linda W
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing talent
    This museum was recommended by a friend and I'm glad I went in the carvings are absolutely gorgeous so intricate and a variety of different sailing ships. David is very talented. The gift shop is nice too the ships are not for sale but they offer a lot of other items.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 23, 2023
  • Bob A
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit, by all means!
    While we were spending a few days in Berlin, Ohio, I wanted to make sure I stopped by this carving museum. I was not disappointed! The carvings of ships, all historically and spec accurate, were all made of antique ivory. I was so impressed with the minute detail of these carvings, which also illustrated the status of ship building and use at their respecting time in history. This is a must-see if you appreciate works of art that are intricate, beautiful, and accurate in detail. As part of the visit we met David Warther, who was very open to questions and provided great detail about how the intricate carving and scrimshaw work was done. Very nice.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 16, 2023
  • Tammy G
    25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic Craftsmanship!
    What amazing displays of pure craftsmanship! We heard about David Warther’s ship carvings while touring Ernest Warther’s train carvings museum nearby, but nothing could prepare us for the beauty and detail of David’s ships. This is a guided tour that lasts about an hour, but plan to spend extra time with the displays after the tour ends. An added bonus was having David come out of his workshop to spend a few minutes chatting with us, answering our questions and giving us more details about his techniques and craft. Time well spent - we’re looking forward to stopping in again to spend more time admiring these fantastic ships!
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 11, 2023
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Follansbee, WV35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
A must see if you are in the area. When my wife and I went our tour guide was the carver himself, David Warther. Well versed in history, the story of each ship he had carved showed that he had done a lot of research on each and every one. All the ships he has carved are models of real ships built to scale.

All the ships are carved in ivory and David told us that he carves about two ships a year. Demonstrating the process involved show that he pays great attention to detail.
Written April 1, 2021
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Stephanie B
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
We heard about David Warther's carvings/ museum 2 years ago. Now that we've made it back to see this exhibit, we can honestly endorse this 1000% Deep, beautiful & accurate carvings with scrimshaw and more. Intricate work with handmade hairline strings of ivory depicting rope. And best of all David was present and stepped away from his in-house workshop to kindly speak with us. Don't skip a visit to the David Warther Museum! PS - the very first boats David made when he was 6 years old were on display. And he told us of a family vacation to Nantucket when he was just 11 years old. A friend of the family took him aside to give him a two minute skrimshaw lesson. Combined with a love of history, those 2 minutes set him on a course like no one else.
Written June 18, 2021
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kamyork2016
York, PA12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
David carves sailing ships out of ivory. He does an excellent job of researching, planning, and carving each ship. He has an amazing talent and gift to be able to accomplish this delicate work. All of the employees are very friendly and very accommodating during your visit. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and David takes time from his work to talk with visitors and answer questions. It is an interesting and educational tour. Definitely worth your time and money to visit this amazing museum.
Written January 4, 2020
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Amy L
Pleasant Plain, OH3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
We stopped in thinking we were just going to visit the gift shop. We actually went on the tour and am so glad we did. It was worth 10.00 per person. We were lucky and had the carver himself as our tour guide.

We learned so much. We are not really ship people and it was still so interesting. Loved that he was able to keep all of our interest. Would highly recommend.
Written September 27, 2020
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Nautical70
Painesville, OH43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
This was our second trip to David Warher Carvings. ( We previously visited his smaller facility in Sugarcreek.) His new facility is beautiful and his carvings are displayed well for all to see. It is a joy to listen to David speak about his early days of carving beginning at age 6. His creations are priceless masterpieces. Make this a must see stop!
Written July 18, 2021
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SKB
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
David Warther is a self-taught Master Ivory Carver. He is working on his 91st ship. He carves ivory ships with ebony and abalone details. The sailing ships are done to scale. They are displayed with lighting, some rotate and some have a magnifying glass so you can see the fine details. The tour guides are excellent . You get to meet the artist . I will be going back . His grandfather was a self-taught Master woodcarver . His museum is in Dover - another excellent museum to take in
Written June 13, 2022
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Melinda f
Athens, OH158 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
After seeing his grandfather's work, we decided to go to see David's work as well. The museum runs continuous tours and we were taken to join one already in progress. The guides were incredibly knowledgeable and actually David Warther was there working. He came out to speak to our group and showed how he did some of his techniques. His work is exquisite! There were an astounding number of works on display. The gift shop had quite a variety of items to browse.
Written October 12, 2022
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Bob A
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
While we were spending a few days in Berlin, Ohio, I wanted to make sure I stopped by this carving museum. I was not disappointed! The carvings of ships, all historically and spec accurate, were all made of antique ivory. I was so impressed with the minute detail of these carvings, which also illustrated the status of ship building and use at their respecting time in history.
This is a must-see if you appreciate works of art that are intricate, beautiful, and accurate in detail.
As part of the visit we met David Warther, who was very open to questions and provided great detail about how the intricate carving and scrimshaw work was done. Very nice.
Written October 16, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Tammy G
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
What amazing displays of pure craftsmanship! We heard about David Warther’s ship carvings while touring Ernest Warther’s train carvings museum nearby, but nothing could prepare us for the beauty and detail of David’s ships. This is a guided tour that lasts about an hour, but plan to spend extra time with the displays after the tour ends. An added bonus was having David come out of his workshop to spend a few minutes chatting with us, answering our questions and giving us more details about his techniques and craft. Time well spent - we’re looking forward to stopping in again to spend more time admiring these fantastic ships!
Written November 11, 2023
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Linda W
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
This museum was recommended by a friend and I'm glad I went in the carvings are absolutely gorgeous so intricate and a variety of different sailing ships. David is very talented. The gift shop is nice too the ships are not for sale but they offer a lot of other items.
Written May 23, 2023
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