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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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May is Preservation Month!

May is Preservation Month! We’re participating in the National Trust for Historic Preservation #This Place Matters campaign for Preservation Month, bringing awareness to significant places representing our diverse cultural experience. Preservation means protecting the places that tell the story of our historic, multilayered community. During the month of May, we’re focusing on sharing details of […]

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Make it a ‘Spectacular Spring’ this April!

Want to put a little ‘spring’ in your step this April? A walk down Main Street in Kernersville is sure to do the trick! This April, pair your tour of Korner’s Folly with a visit to the Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden (215 South Main Street)and see their Spectacular Spring Tulip Bloom. Enjoy the over 20,000 bulbs […]

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Now Hiring: Capital Campaign Coordinator

Capital Campaign Coordinator The Capital Campaign Coordinator is the primary staff person charged with supporting Körner’s Folly Foundation Board, staff and volunteers in an upcoming multi-million dollar campaign to help conserve one of the State’s most treasured historic homes and establish a Visitor’s Center on site. Additional responsibilities include support of the overall fundraising program […]

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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