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North House Folk School

500 W Hwy 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604
+1 888-387-9762
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amazing 3 days

I have always wanted to take one of their courses and finally signed up for Eric Moshier's masonry... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Thunder Bay Canada
Sausage Making

After fantasizing over their curriculum for years, we finally signed up for the weekend Sausage... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2017
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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.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good8%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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500 W Hwy 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604
+1 888-387-9762
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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 17 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 21 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 4 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 23 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

Reviewed 6 June 2016

Weekend photo workshop by Bryan Hansel was great, covered basic an advanced composition and exposure

Thank MedMusic
Reviewed 25 May 2016

The North House Folk School is a unique, wonderful experience on the North Shore of Lake Superior. The staff are helpful and friendly, the instructors extremely knowledgeable. The list of available courses offered throughout the year is mind-boggling.

Thank Jeff R
Reviewed 15 February 2016

NHFS is a terrific place to enjoy Lake Superior, the small bay at Grand Marais and take a class in a wide range of 'hand made' subjects.

Thank John H
Reviewed 21 September 2015

We know one of the musicians performing at this year's Unplugged in Grand Marais, so we drove down from Winnipeg to take in the taping of NPR's Mountain Music. Our time was short (we had to move on after one night), but it was clear...More

Thank Out-of-Wolseley
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kevan n
Weare hopingto com up the first week in August. What clases are available and how far in advance would we need to sign up for them?
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