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Finnish Heritage Tour

Finnish Heritage Museum – Preserving and Perpetuating Finnish Cultural Traditions

The Finnish Experience:
The Finnish Heritage Museum

The Finnish Heritage Museum gallery has changing exhibits throughout the year telling the story of Finnish heritage and various cultural traditions by displaying artifacts and providing information relating to this important history. The museum allows visitors the opportunity to learn why the Finns immigrated to northeast Ohio, particularly Fairport Harbor. Arriving here in the mid to late 1800's, they brought with them their customs, work ethic, religious and moral beliefs.

Tour of the Museum Gallery and Hall of Fame *

A guide in Finnish costume takes you on a tour of the museum and tells you about the Finns. You will learn about the early families who settled in the area. Discover their history and customs from past to present. End your tour in our coffee/gift shop with a complimentary cup of FHM private label coffee and a slice of "nisu," a cardamom flavored sweet coffee bread.

$4/person; $3/senior citizen. 45 minutes; minimum number of visitors: 10.

Experience the Finnish Coffee Table and Tour of the Museum *

You will be greeted by a guide in Finnish costume for a tour of the museum and then be served a traditional Finnish Coffee Table, "Suomen Sohvapoyta," with open faced sandwiches, desserts including "nisu," the sweet cardamom flavored coffee biscuit and Finnish coffee.

$15/person, 1.5 hours. Minimum number of visitors: 15.

To arrange a tour of the Finnish Heritage Museum, contact Pat Spivak at 440-352-8301 or


* Reservations required for above events.


Finnish Heritage Museum

The Museum Finnish Heritage Museum
301 High Street
Fairport Harbor, Ohio 44077

Flyer: "Preserving and Perpetuating Finnish Cultural Traditions


Village of Fairport Harbor

220 Third Street    Fairport Harbor, Ohio 44077
Phone: (440) 352-3620    Fax: (440) 352-8872

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