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Welcome to KÖrner's Folly

Körner’s Folly is the architectural wonder and home of artist and designer Jule Gilmer Körner. Built in 1880 in Kernersville, North Carolina, the house originally served to display 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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Jule Körner, a True Romantic?

Jule Körner’s romantic side is evident throughout the historic home. Evidence of Jule’s willingness to buck tradition in favor of romance can be found in the second floor Reception Room. During the Victorian Era public displays of affection were strictly forbidden.  To get around this, Jule designed a small alcove behind each fireplace (affectionately called […]

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Inclement Weather Update

Körner’s Folly is CLOSED Saturday, January 23 and Sunday, January 24, 2016  due to inclement weather.  For updates, continue to check here, call our office (336) 996-7922, check our Facebook page, or email The puppet show scheduled for Saturday, January 23 has been rescheduled to Saturday, January 30 due to inclement weather.  Join us […]

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Tour Information

Wed, Thurs, Fri, & Sat
10:00AM to 4:00PM

1:00PM to 4:00PM

Visitors must arrive 1 hour prior to closing.


Adults  |  $10.00*
Children 6-18  |  $6.00*
Under 6  |  FREE
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Contact Information

(336) 996-7922

413 South Main Street
Kernersville, NC 27284