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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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Pardon our Mess! What Goes Up Must Come Down…

Saturday, January 5, 2019 (10am – 5pm, last tour tickets sold at 4pm) is our final day for holiday tours.  We are CLOSED for tours on Sunday, January 6, 2019. At the end of the holiday season, what goes up, must come down. From January 6 – 15, 2019 we have scores of wonderful volunteers […]

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Holly Jolly Folly: Celebrate a Victorian Christmas with us!

Season’s Greetings from 1880! Holiday Hours: November 23 — January 5, 2019 For over a century, this unique home has been an enchanting holiday destination. Adorned with period decorations, tours transport you to Jule Körner’s world of Victorian extravagance. Körner’s Folly is transformed in the holidays with floor-to-ceiling garland, lights, and Christmas trees in nearly […]

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Christmas by Candlelight

  Christmas by Candlelight Friday, December 14th and Saturday, December 15th (5-9pm). Last tour leaves at 8:30pm. To experience Körner’s Folly decorated from floor to ceiling in holiday lights, garland, and decor is a real treat, and in the evening, it becomes even more magical! This special holiday event feature self-guided tours of the house […]

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House Method Names Körner’s Folly in the Top 25 Historic Houses to Visit

House Method recently published a feature on the top 25 historic homes to visit in the US and Körner’s Folly made the list!  They considered the home’s historical significance, beauty and architecture, and third-party reviews, among other factors.  What an honor! Here’s a link to the feature: https://housemethod.com/lifestyle/top-25-historic-homes-to-visit-in-united-states/

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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
*Plus Tax
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Contact Information

(336) 996-7922

413 South Main Street
Kernersville, NC 27284