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Logan, Ohio: Pencil Sharpener Museum (In Transition)

Paul Johnson collected 3,479 pencil sharpeners and displayed them in a one-room shed in his yard in Carbon Hill. He died July 2010. Collection should reopen later in 2023.

13178 OH-664 Scenic, Logan, OH
Paul A. Johnson Pencil Sharpener Museum. On the grounds of the Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center.
Should reopen later in 2023.
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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]
The Paul A. Johnson Pencil Sharpener Museum

This very small museum of ~3,400 unique pencil sharpeners has moved from its original location at the Johnson's home. After Paul died last year, his wife and family agreed to "loan" the museum to the Hocking Hills Tourism Association's Welcome Center in Logan so that many more folks could see it.

The interior shelves are newly painted and lit, but has the same layout as Paul intended. The variety is astounding. Almost anything you can imagine has been made into a pencil sharpener at some point, and there's a good chance you'll find it here!

[Hocking Hills Tourism Association, 05/11/2011]
Pencil Sharpener Museum

Paul Johnson is still proudly showing his collection. At the end of our "tour," he took down a box of pencil sharpeners that were duplicates to his collection and offered each of us to take one as a souvenir. Recommend calling him a least a day before you intend to visit.

[Frank Abbott, 08/30/2005]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Ruins of Stewart's FollyRuins of Stewart's Folly, Logan, OH - < 1 mi.
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In the region:
(F) A-R-T Sculpture, Columbus, OH - 42 mi.

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