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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 Korner, a True Romantic?

Jule Korner’s romantic side is evident throughout Korner’s Folly from kissing corners to cupids! The Korner’s were known for hosting romantic parties and weddings in Korner’s Folly over the years.  The Korner’s daughter, Doré was married on the North Lawn and held her wedding reception in the 2nd floor Reception Room.  Decorating the Reception Room are […]

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Happy Birthday, Lincoln! Jule’s Odd Tradition Revived

Happy Birthday, Lincoln! Jule’s Odd Tradition Revived Körner’s Folly may particularly catch your eye this week, while driving down Main St…the house is decorated with red, white, and blue flags in honor of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday on February 12th!   An 1896 article describes an annual tradition at Körner’s Folly, where Jule Körner would hang American flags in honor of […]

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Victorian Parlor Series: Wine & Valentines

Featuring wines by Childress Vineyards and chocolate by Black Mountain Chocolate February 7, 2019, 5:00 – 8:00 pm Let’s gather in the elegance of the Reception Room to sip, socialize, and explore Victorian customs in this special Valentine’s Day edition of our adult education series. Play a parlor game, taste local wines, and sample chocolate […]

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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