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Korner's Folly

413 S Main St, Kernersville, NC 27284-2737
+1 336-996-7922
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Wow, what a home!

I've driven by the Folly off and on for a year since we moved to Summerfield. When friends came to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jennie H
via mobile
History preserved for our pleasure.

This incredible structure provides an opportunity to experience the lost art of architecture and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brent D
Atlanta, Georgia
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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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  • Very good39%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
413 S Main St, Kernersville, NC 27284-2737
+1 336-996-7922
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've driven by the Folly off and on for a year since we moved to Summerfield. When friends came to visit we decided to check it out. We spent the last of hour of the day semi-rushing through so we could see it all. We...More

Thank Jennie H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This incredible structure provides an opportunity to experience the lost art of architecture and immerse yourself in a way of life long gone. While touring through each room, a feeling of life in days gone by will overtake you, you will emerge with a new...More

Thank Brent D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I went, having heard it was an interesting old house. Online pictures and descriptions do not do justice to such a unique home. You have to walk through to properly get a sense of space and quality of materials around you. I'd...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Went to Kernersville specifically to tour this home. It's history is very interesting and unique. It is truly one of a kind with multiple levels, amazing wood and plaster details, beautiful windows and doors and lovely tile work. We liked that the tour is self-guided...More

Thank visitors505
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We had a great time. Wanted to do something different with kids besides the normal. They loved it. Also learned more about Kernersville.

Thank Carmine C
Reviewed 24 May 2017

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...More

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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

Thank philnc44
Reviewed 20 May 2017

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...More

Thank NCTraveler2015
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....More

Thank aliceo718
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...More

Thank Nancy K
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