Museum of Woodcarving

539 Highway 63 N
Shell Lake, WI 54871



The World Famous Museum of Woodcarving has the largest collection of woods carvings in the world all created by one man, Joseph T. Barta. His work includes one hundred life-size figures made from Ponderosa and Sugar Pine and over four hundred miniature carvings all made from native Wisconsin woods. Not to mention he made his own glue that holds these delicately carved figures together. In the museum you will see very well-known biblical stories from Adam & Eve all the way to the Last Supper and Resurrection.  


Hours of Operation:

Open May 1st-October 31st
7 days a week from 9a.m.-6p.m.

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