Paul Johnson Pencil Sharpener Museum

Welcome to the Paul A. Johnson Pencil Sharpener Museum at the Hocking Hills Visitors Center in Logan, Ohio.

  • Open: Normal visitor center hours, which are usually Monday – Saturdays from 9am – 5pm, and Sunday from 11am – 5pm.
  • Location: (Map It) The Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center is located at 13178 State Route 664 South in Logan, Ohio
  • Phone 1-800-HOCKING for more information
  • Web: click here

The Paul A. Johnson Pencil Sharpener Museum in Logan, Ohio, is a tiny place with a huge collection of over 3,000 pencil sharpeners. It started in 1989 when a gentleman named Paul Johnson received a little gift after recently retiring. His wife, Charlotte, bought him two little metal cars. This fueled an idea that Paul drove to what you see on display today.  The wide variety of pencil sharpeners is amazing. When you closely examine these miniature art forms, you can appreciate the imagination behind this eclectic collection. It is interesting to hear the excitement of people of every age examining the pieces, declaring, “Look at this one” or “Found my favorite.” Heck, there’s even a monster sharpener that belches after devouring pencil shavings. Sharpeners include globes, skateboards, people, animals, you name it. And they are constructed from just about any material under the sun.