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

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Alice M
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30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank Alice M
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Srattygirl
Kernersville, North Carolina
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

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Thank Sally R
Kernersville, North Carolina
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank SWEETSNOWBALL2
Savage, Minnesota
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112 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We first visited in October, 2016. I just KNEW this place would have great Christmas decorations & I wasn't disappointed. Each room & area is decorated by a different community sponsor. There was a room of Victorian dolls, a WHOLE room of nutcrackers. There was a 12 foot tree decorated as a HUGE St Nick; so impressive. There was a... More 

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Thank SirPenLadyGwen
Waxhaw, North Carolina
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is probably one of North Carolina's best kept secret. A bit eccentric but lovely in its own way. Beautiful woodworking, art, furniture, - you just have to see it to believe it. No real rhyme nor reason to the way the house was put together. A great way to spend part of a day.

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Thank sco3030
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

I know it was English, but the explanation about what we should understand about the house and see inside during our self guided tour was delivered rapid fire and without the least bit of inflection. I did not understand a word she said so I made it a point to read and re-read everything that was posted at consecutive stops... More 

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Thank TheCovertCritic
Concord, NC
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

I have always wanted to visit the Folly since learning about it. I went when the house was decorated for Christmas in Victorian style. Each room was decorated by a different designer and we voted for our favorite room at the end of our visit. I hadn't realized that the house was allowed to practically go to ruin before anyone... More 

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Thank PLB
Greensboro
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41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The most unique peculiar place! We attended the Christmas by Candlelight Tours and it was awesome! We arrived around 5:30pm based on the suggestion online that 6-7pm was a busy time. We purchased our tickets online while others in our group had to purchase a ticket there. The line to purchase tickets was not long and we moved right through... More 

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Staley, North Carolina
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75 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We had heard about this house and had a day off so we decided to visit and glad we did. Very interesting and it was so pretty, decorated for Christmas. There are a lot of steps but worth the climb, not all of the rooms have been restored yet but still worth the visit.

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