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Address: 500 W Hwy 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604
Phone Number: 888-387-9762; 218-387-9762
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Leisure education
Description: Modeled after Danish folk schools from the 1800s, this educational site...
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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Knowledgeable instructors, interesting classes!

We came for the Wooden Boat Show weekend. There were demonstrations of blacksmithing, birch bark canoe building, wool spinning, making natural fabric dyes, basketry, net tying... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We came for the Wooden Boat Show weekend. There were demonstrations of blacksmithing, birch bark canoe building, wool spinning, making natural fabric dyes, basketry, net tying, and more.

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DULUTH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I had so much fun taking a class here! The facilities are great and the teachers top-notch. I can't wait to try out something else new.

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Hastings, Minnesota
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Love the whole atmosphere of NHFS. I took the Cordwainer shoe class for the second time. Love the accomodations of HNFS. The room was great, instructor and assistant were marvelous. NHFS is kinda quiet in the winter, but it was peaceful there.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Great courses offered in many different areas of interest. The jewelry course I took was very good, and covered basic jewelry silver fabrication methods. There were at least 5 other courses on that weekend, and is was nice to see what other people were learning and accomplishing. Saturday night we had a Pizza Potluck, everyone bringing toppings, the staff had... More 

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Check out their website. The best folk school in the US located on a beautiful campus right on the shores of Lake Superior. From folk crafts and arts to sailing to wood crafting and blacksmithing to timber framing, you can learn it all right here. You'll build as many friendships taking a North House course as you will learn wonderful... More 

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Fair Play, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We had a wonderful time sailing on the Hjordis Schooner for 90 minutes. There is room for six passengers but on our trip we had only four. We enjoyed the weather, ride, sailing education and facts about the area and especially Lake Superior. It cost $45 and was well worth it!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Captain was very knowledgeable on all the silly questions from the group we were with. This ship has great history and it's nice they make this experience economical ($35 for 9am sail for adults) and accessible with multiple sails per day. Definitely experience this if your interested. We wanted to take the bread baking class but wasn't offered this week.... More 

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Rice Lake, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Very interesting site, and truly unique. We took a morning sail on the Hjordis, and enjoyed it very much. Very relaxing, especially in calm winds. Would love to take one of the classes at the school some day!

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The school, campus, and demonstrations are very well done and it is an asset to the area, however, I took the Wood-Fired Bread Baking class expecting, given the Danish tradition of the Folk Schools and the general Nordic traditions of Northern Minnesota, that it would focus on creating traditional breads from Denmark, Sweden, and Norway which would have been created... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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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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Additional Information about North House Folk School

Address: 500 W Hwy 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604
Phone Number: 888-387-9762; 218-387-9762
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Grand Marais
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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