Skip to Main Content

Logan, Ohio: Pencil Sharpener Museum

RoadsideAmerica.com Team Field Report

Paul A. Johnson Pencil Sharpener Museum

Address:
13178 OH-664 S., Logan, OH
Directions:
In a little building next to the Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center. US-33 exit onto OH-664. Turn south. Drive 100 yards. You'll see the Welcome Center ahead, on the left.
Hours:
M-Sa 9-5, Su 11-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
740-385-9706
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
Save to My Sights

Pencil Sharpener Museum.

Pencil Sharpener Museum

Paul Johnson collected 3,479 pencil sharpeners and kept them in a one-room museum-shed in his yard. He died July 2010. His shed was moved into town, remodeled, and reopened in January 2024. Now displays over 5,000 sharpeners.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [02/25/2024]

Visitor Tips and News About Pencil Sharpener Museum

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Pencil Sharpener Museum

The Pencil Sharpener Museum reopened on Saturday, January 20. It is in a new building next to the Welcome Center, and includes 1,000 new sharpeners donated by the family of Frank Parades of Tampa, Florida, who died last year.

[signmanjoe, 01/25/2024]

Pencil Sharpeners.

Pencil Sharpener Museum

This is a no brainer stop. Restrooms and information and the museum is free. Probably 16 minutes or so will do you.

[Brandon, 02/28/2017]

Pencil Sharpener Museum.

Pencil Sharpener Museum

Cute and unique museum - easy to get to - it's right by visitor center.

[Angie Wilkinson, 05/28/2016]

Pencil sharpeners.

Pencil Sharpener Museum

We rushed in the door of the Welcome Center six minutes before closing time on a Sunday. The less-then-happy worker told us the museum was already locked up for the day, but when she realized how far we traveled she relented and got the key for us. This is definitely worth a stop. The little museum is housed out back of the tourist info center. Look sharp!

[Gloria Z, 04/08/2014]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Ruins of Stewart's FollyRuins of Stewart's Folly, Logan, OH - < 1 mi.
World's Largest Washboard and FestivalWorld's Largest Washboard and Festival, Logan, OH - 2 mi.
Mini-Bethlehem in a WindowMini-Bethlehem in a Window, Logan, OH - 2 mi.
In the region:
McKinley Loves Ida Statue, Columbus, OH - 42 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Save Cool Vacation Destinations! ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Ohio Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Pencil Sharpener Museum, Logan, Ohio (Feb 26-Mar 3, 2024)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings