David Warther Carvings

David Warther Carvings, Sugarcreek: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, David Warther Carvings Reviews: 5/5

David Warther Carvings
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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wilsonoldie
Lima, OH67 contributions
Must stop!
Sep 2021 • Friends
The carvings are cool, the store is full of wonderful merchandise and the knives are amazing!! Definitely recommend!
Written September 21, 2021
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Nautical70
northeast Ohio40 contributions
A must see!
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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TravelerFromErie
Erie, Pennsylvania2 contributions
Enriching Experience
May 2021
Visiting the museum was such a great experience. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable. David's carvings are of such excellent quality and the displays are well done.
It was a special treat talking with David.
Written July 2, 2021
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Stephanie B
3 contributions
Don't Miss This One!
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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Lorene Nottingham
Warren, OH1 contribution
Warther Museum
Jun 2021 • Family
What a wonderful museum! David Warther speaks for most of the tour and is very interesting. What a wealth of information on ships and the history. I enjoyed every moment of the tour. The building is beautiful and the staff is super friendly! Beautiful gift shop at the end.
Written June 12, 2021
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Jennifer A
8 contributions
Impressive
Apr 2021 • Friends
We’ve been going to stop here for years and finally did. I can’t figure out why we waited so long. Our tour guide showed their favorites in each room but we could go back and examine them at our leisure. The artist, David, came out to talk to us about the process he uses and give a little demonstration. He talked about his prices and his tools. There is a window into his workshop so guests and watch him work. Each carving is beautifully done.
Written April 3, 2021
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WVRadar
Weirton, WV35 contributions
Incredible Carvings
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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RattlersNo1
Strongsville, OH78 contributions
Unepxected experience with a very talented artist
Feb 2021
Stopped by here on our way back to where we were staying. Was not expecting much when we went in. David Wurther carves historical sailing ships out of ivory. He comes from an amazing carving family, as his grandfather has a great collection of carved trains in a museum not far away. David does an outstanding job of researching, planning, and carving each ship exactly to scale. The tour guide we had was extremely knowledgeable about all of the 91 ships on display, including the first one he carved in high school. When she left for lunch, David came out and continued the tour with us himself. At the end, he showed us how he makes the riggings for each of the ships using a tool that was handed down to him. It was amazing to see the detail in each of his creations and the effort to recreate each vessel.
Written February 7, 2021
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COB I
7 contributions
Truly an amazing experience!!
Oct 2020
This museum is another hot contender for "best museum in the state". David is clearly carrying on in the proud tradition of his grandfather (Ernest "Mooney" Warther, whose museum is equally impressive and which I reviewed as well). If anything, David's work is even MORE impressive than his grandfather's work with train carvings—IF that's even possible! David's ship carvings are generally smaller and even more detailed than his grandfather's train carvings. I simply cannot recommend this museum (BOTH museums, in fact) more highly.

David has perfected the art of creating "string" made from ivory to do the rigging on his ship carvings. David himself is very personable, and during the tour he came out and talked with us about his art and his techniques. What an amazing gift he has!!

I rarely recommend anything very highly or tout it as a "must-see", but this is one of those rare times. I just canNOT say anything too highly about this museum. This one (AND David's grandfather's train carving museum, just a few miles away) is *definitely* a must-see if you are in the area. You owe it to yourself to see both of these amazing museums.
Written October 17, 2020
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Amy L
Pleasant Plain, OH3 contributions
A must see for the family
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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David Warther Carvings is open:
  • Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM