All classes are offered by the Florida Maritime Museum in Cortez, Florida. Our classes are intended for adult learners, children and young teens accompanied by an adult. Your tuition is our primary means of support, along with membership and donations.


How early should I register?

We recommend registering as soon as possible to secure your spot. Our classes are small and can fill up quickly.


How do I register? 

Online: Register and pay online 24 hours a day. 

In Person*: 4415 119th Street West, Cortez, FL 34215, Tuesday – Saturday, open from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

* Payment will still be with a credit card via PayPal


How do I pay for a class? 

Payment in full is due at the time of initial registration in order to secure your place. Registration can be made completely online with a Visa, Mastercard, or Discover card.

The Folk School at Florida Maritime Museum reserves the right to cancel classes as it deems necessary. In the event of a cancellation by the Folk School, registered students will have an option to apply the class fee to another class with open registration or to receive a full refund of the registration fee. To respect the time and effort put into the Folk School by staff and instructors, class purchases are FINAL, NO REFUNDS.


What should I expect after registration? 

Keep an eye on your inbox for an email confirmation (be sure to check your junk or spam folder). If your registration confirmation is missing please call us at 941 -708-6120  or email fmminfo@manateeclerk.com to confirm that your registration is complete.

Confirmation will be sent out via email. For local accommodations, restaurants, and other points of interest in and around the Cortez Fishing Village area, please see our “Visit" page or our local Convention & Visitors Bureau.


What if the class is full? 

The Folk School manages waiting lists for full classes. After a class has reached capacity a wait list will open. Submit your name to the waiting list and, if a spot opens, a staff member will contact you about payment. You will only be contacted if a spot has opened up.



What if I register but can’t attend? 

Refunds: Due to the nature of our classes, teacher fees and the supplies involved all class purchases are FINAL. No refunds will be given.

Registration Transfers to Another Student: Registrations are transferable to another person up until the day before the class. Class registrations can only be transferred to another student once. If you would like to transfer your registration to another person, please call us as early as possible at 941 -708-6120 or email fmminfo@manateeclerk.com.


What if the Folk School cancels a class? 

The Folk School reserves the right to cancel classes as it deems necessary. In the event of a cancellation by the Folk School, registered students will have the option to apply the class fee to another class with open registration or receive a full refund of the registration fee.



Where will the class be? 

All classes are held on the property of the Florida Maritime Museum unless otherwise specified. Class location on the property varies depending on the needs for the specific classes.

The Florida Maritime Museum is located in the historic Cortez Fishing Village.  Click for Directions »


Are the material and supply fees included in the cost? 

Yes! The amount you see on the website is the full amount you will be paying. Any additional supplies needed are listed in the “What to Bring” section of the class listing and vary depending on the class.


Are there age requirements? 

Adult courses are designed for students 18 years or older. No one under the age of 18 may attend these classes unless stated.


I have mobility issues or restrictions, will I still be able to attend? 

The Folk School’s terrain varies greatly depending on where your class will be. If you have mobility issues or have other concerns and would like to discuss the specific location for a class, please contact us at  941 -708-6120 or fmminfo@manateeclerk.com .


What terms and conditions am I agreeing to? 

By taking a class with the Folk School at Florida Maritime Museum you will be required to sign a photo and liability

waiver. To view a PDF of this waiver, click the link below


Folk School at Florida Maritime Museum Waiver and Release

Copyright © 2020 · All Rights Reserved · Privacy Policy · Waiver, Refunds & Cancellation Policy · Translation Disclaimer

Florida Maritime Museum, ​​Historical Resources Department for the Office of Ms. Angelina Colonneso, 
Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller

4415 119th Street West, P.O. Box 100, Cortez, FL 34215  ·  (941) 708-6120  ·  fmminfo@manateeclerk.com