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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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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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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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69 reviews 69 reviews
32 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
19 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
27 attraction reviews
233 helpful votes 233 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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30 reviews 30 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

I took a fall equinox photo workshop and found everything to be top notch. The instructor was engaging, the meeting room spare but entirely suitable for our purposes, the location on the harbor in Grand Marais was perfect, and we all loved the make-your-own pizzas in the purpose built wood-fired oven on the final night. I hadn't spent much time... More

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