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Address: 413 S Main St, Kernersville, NC 27284-2737
Phone Number:
+1 336-996-7922
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 13:00 - 16:00
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Korner's Folly is the architectural wonder and home of artist and designer...

Korner's Folly is the architectural wonder and home of artist and designer Jule Korner. Built in 1880 in Kernersville, North Carolina, the house originally displayed his interior design portfolio. Visitors can now explore the 22 room house museum and its unique original furnishings and artwork, cast-plaster details, carved woodwork, and elaborate hand-laid tile.

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Interesting and worthwhile visit!

The Folly is full of unique and historic elements. It actually has 7 levels within the house. It is the site of the nation's first Little Theater. It is not a hotel, it is like a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Linda P
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Folly is full of unique and historic elements. It actually has 7 levels within the house. It is the site of the nation's first Little Theater. It is not a hotel, it is like a museum. It is being restored but don't let that stop you from visiting. It is a gradual restoration, and not all torn up. Christmastime... More 

Thank Linda P
Kernersville, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Between the restored house and gardens, it is a great place to visit. Kernersville is a super little town with great shops.

Thank philnc44
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 409 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had heard about Korner's Folly for a while and finally got my chance to go check it out. There is a parking lot when you arrive. From there you go to the gift shop building to buy your ticket and to watch a nine minute video to get some background history. From there you walk up to the house... More 

Thank NCTraveler2015
Chicago, Illinois
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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We were in town for wedding and toured this house. Very unique and interesting. Korner was way before his time in the design of this home . The theater is amazing. We enjoyed all of the antiques. It is a lot of walking and stairs. It good thing to do on a cool or rainy day.

Thank aliceo718
Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed touring this house with our 13 - year-old. We did the scavenger hunt as we went through the rooms reading the descriptions and looking at the artwork, architecture, and antiques. The low ceilings and narrow staircases made it fun. We got a good feel for what it was like living back then. It was a little spooky at... More 

Thank Nancy K
Walnut Cove, North Carolina
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

House tour at Christmas was amazing .. unique and fascinating story about the Korner family and thier unbelievable home.. Great time and interesting stories told by dosents.

Thank pinkahontis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

If the Victorian era intrigues you, or if you want to know a bit more about local history, this is a small jewel. What is intriguing is that the owner was a designer of the age, and updated it a few times. You get a real flavor of both what was considered chic as well as how an upper class... More 

Thank Alice M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

My Mom and I went here over my winter break. It's not as refurbished or put together as a place like Biltmore or Reynolda House but it was only $10 for the both of us to go since we had a coupon so it was a great deal. The house and architecture is so interesting and its not crowded so... More 

Thank Srattygirl
Kernersville, North Carolina
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

This place was designed by someone with a mind way outside the box! If you've never been it's an experience you should try!

Thank Sally R
Kernersville, North Carolina
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This house is really a neat place to visit. It was built with rooms that are all different sizes and ceiling heights. It has a thearter on the top floor which was use for plays. The childrens room was created for children with the ceiling very low. Really a neat place to visit while in town.


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