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North House Folk School

Open Now: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Top notch all the way

Everything about North House is first rate and excellent. Came for a day and a half class on net... read more

Reviewed July 7, 2018
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A Folk School but not a Folksy School

Went to North House for the Wooden Boat Festival snd Summer Stolice. Fabulous! Interesting people... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2018
Barbara S
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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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500 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604-2348
+1 888-387-9762
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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Everything about North House is first rate and excellent. Came for a day and a half class on net making. Mercedes the instructor is outstanding. She know just when to let students figure it out themselves and when to gently lend a hand. The staff...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Went to North House for the Wooden Boat Festival snd Summer Stolice. Fabulous! Interesting people who are true artists in their crafts. Demonstrations were engaging with felt fish making for the kids. Fun silent auction supporting North House. Local restaurants collaborated on a chowder bowl...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Barbara S
Reviewed September 18, 2017

We were here for Unplugged, took the singing & ukulele class and attended the Flannel Gala. We met great people and thoroughly enjoyed our short time here! We will definitely be back and I know I'll be taking more classes, as there are classes for...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 16, 2017

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.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Barrett A
Reviewed July 23, 2017 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

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed July 4, 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

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed June 24, 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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Kathleen K
Reviewed May 8, 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

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank asc1291
Reviewed February 17, 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

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank McKimi
Reviewed August 29, 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

Date of experience: August 2016
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Gayle F
March 16, 2018|
Response from lakesuperior2018 |
Google Grand Marais Cabin Rentals --,there are > 60 rental cabins in the area within a few miles of North House
kevan n
June 27, 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