Finnish Heritage Homestead Tours

Finnish customs & costumes

A 15-mile, three-hour guided circle tour in rural Embarrass will give your family a glimpse of the how Finnish pioneers lived in northeastern Minnesota in the early 20th century. You’ll view handcrafted log farm structures that are examples of the distinctive construction techniques practiced for centuries in Finland and brought to this country by Finnish immigrants.

Included in the tour is a sauna (properly pronounced ‘sow-na’) listed on the National Registry of Historical Buildings. Old-fashioned looms and antique farm machinery are on display.

No visit to Embarrass would be complete without a stop at the Sisu Tori Gift and Craft Shop operated by Sisu Heritage. Five rooms are filled with crafts hand made by over 200 artisans including quilts, ethnic Finnish items, knitting and carvings.

Directions: Located on Hwy 135 approximately 10 miles north of Aurora or 10 miles south of Tower, in the community of Embarrass. Tour guide recommended. Available by reservation. 218-984-2084.

Admission: Call for tour times.  The tours begin at the Visitor’s Center from the intersection of Hwy. 135 and 21 or across the road from Four Corners Cafe. Please make reservations for group tours.  218-984-2084.

Click here to receive a free Finnish Heritage Homestead Tours Brochure.

To learn more, visit the Town of Embarrass website.

To request a Free Heritage & Attraction Brochure visit our Free Vacation Guide section.

Finnish Heritage Homestead Tours
Hwy 135 and 21
Embarrass, MN 55732