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North House Folk School

500 W Hwy 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604
888-387-9762; 218-387-9762
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Type: Educational Sites
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Baltimore, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I went up in May to take a timber framing class and attend the sustainability symposium at North House and it was an amazing experience that I will never forget! Not only did I learn a TON but I found the instructors and the community to be warm, friendly and informative. I even managed to get up to Grand Marais... More

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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70 reviews 70 reviews
32 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Too wonderful to describe. I can think of no other community that could create and support a wonderful learning community described by the NORTH HOUSE FOLK SCHOOL. Go on-line to their website and look at the amazing list of learning opportunities..... it's staggering. The best part of taking a North House course is the people you'll meet and the wonderful... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We love North House Folk School. We've taken sailing courses, an herbalist course, Fjord Horse driving and visited during summer solstice. I think that spending time learning traditional skills and crafts is a great way to learn about the world, make new friends and support a cause that maintains and promotes a multitude of cultures. Besides, it's fun and you'll... More

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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92 reviews 92 reviews
20 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

North House is worth a few minutes for a tour of the attractive and interesting campus or for hours or days to enroll in one of their courses. A trip on the Hjordis, their boat, is a great extension of a typical trip to Grand Marais by allowing visitors to get out on the water and gain exposure to the... More

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The workshops and events at the North House Folk school make us all proud to have it a part of our community. Contact them online for their schedule and a list of their courses and events. You won't regret it.

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Duluth, MN
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136 reviews 136 reviews
29 attraction reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

My husband is learning to make shoes here this week and I decided to take this two hour class that seems to be offered weekly on Thursdays. It was really fun to learn how to make focaccia and also a sort of cracker bread and then cook them in the incredible wood fired oven they have there. FREE tours also... More

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Fairfield, Illinois
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

While I was in Grand Marais teaching a watercolor workshop my wife signed up for a two day cattail basket making class. She had a blast. The teacher was excellent and a lot of fun. The folk school offers so many unique classes. There is something for everyone from canoe building to timber framing. Sausage making to crafting Damascus steel.... More

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Jordan, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

My wife gave me the Basics and Beyond Blacksmithing class for Christmas, and I had a great time. The instructors, Dave and Cody, were fantastic and made it a great learning environment as well as keeping it fun. I would recommend this to anyone with even the slightest interest in learning about Blacksmithing. They have a large variety of classes,... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

I went to take a course, "Artisan Baking I" that was mostly devoted to Sourdough Bread. The instructor was an expert both in baking and in teaching. I came away feeling the I could really do good Sourdough Bread on a regular basis. The School has several hundred classes over the course of a year. They are in a variety... More

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Duluth, Minnesota
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

I have been going for a few years to various fibers workshops. The instructors are excellent. Brought my adult daughter this time. She had a great experience although she had never made anything like this before. A comfortable enthusiastic atmosphere

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