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North House Folk School

500 W Hwy 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604
+1 888-387-9762
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Extremely Interesting

Crafts, teaching lost arts and new craftsmanship. A boat (a two-master) for short cruises... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Barrett A
Austin, Texas
Something for everyone

I have enrolled in classes three times. The first was a bread making class with our teenage... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Marla M
Ankeny, Iowa
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Modeled after Danish folk schools from the 1800s, this educational site offers up to 100 different courses on a wide variety of subjects such as spinning wool and sailing.
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  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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500 W Hwy 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604
+1 888-387-9762
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Crafts, teaching lost arts and new craftsmanship. A boat (a two-master) for short cruises. Baking. Sewing. Basket making. Fishery. Canoe making. Cabinetry/joinery. A friend is going to take a four day course on building stone pizza ovens! A small craft shop on site.

Thank Barrett A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have enrolled in classes three times. The first was a bread making class with our teenage daughter and a friend. It was great and I enjoyed the wood fire oven. Soap making is a perfect class for a beginner and I'll be taking a...More

Thank Marla M
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Many classes to choose from, sign up early because classes fill up quickly. I took a beginning knitting class with the instructor coming from Wisconsin. My class was on the second floor over looking the harbor-beautiful view. The instructor was friendly, very patient and gave...More

Thank Kristine57
Reviewed 25 June 2017

I took a bead painting class at North House Folk School with Jo Wood, whose artwork I've admired for a long long time. She was a delightful and generous teacher and I learned exactly what I wanted to learn

Thank Kathleen K
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I have always wanted to take one of their courses and finally signed up for Eric Moshier's masonry mass stove course. I was impressed with how organized the whole weekend went from our instructor, all the interns and the rest of the folks working at...More

Thank asc1291
Reviewed 18 February 2017

After fantasizing over their curriculum for years, we finally signed up for the weekend Sausage Making Class. 8 students were in attendance, so a very reasonable class size. Jake is an excellent instructor: organized, efficient, flexible. He made sure everyone had a chance for a...More

Thank McKimi
Reviewed 29 August 2016

My husband and I took the Hjordis boat ride and it was nice. We had been trying to do this for a couple years but finally did it. It was a day with a light wind so we were able to get all the sails...More

Thank SkiMom2010
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Nestled right into the fish market and Angry Trout area of the bay in Grand Marais this little gem has lots to offer. On our visit we saw people going out on sailing trips and seeing logging exhibits as well as a nice little reference...More

Thank MollyAW1234
Reviewed 5 July 2016

While I have always given outstanding reviews to the courses, instructors and activities at the North House Folk School, I must sound the alert about the "boat ride" on the Hjordis. This 50 foot gaff rigged schooner is great to see sailing in and out...More

3  Thank Mr_PeteBurnsville
Reviewed 24 June 2016

My wife signed up for a North House 2 day class months ago and was very excited to go to the class. We took 3 days of vacation from work, drove seven hours to Grand Marais and booked 3 days of hotel accomidations to only...More

1  Thank wmschein
Kate W, Public Relations Manager at North House Folk School, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

We are so sorry that this happened and apologize for the wasted time, money and effort that it caused you. This is completely out of the ordinary for the school, and has only happened a few times in the school's 19-year history. It was a...More

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kevan n
28 June 2015|
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Response from Kate W | Property representative |
If you visit our website and hover over "Courses" in the top menu, there's a :by date" option. This will bring you to a calendar view of all of our coursework. We'd recommend signing up as soon as possible, as space is... More