Körner’s Folly is now open for self-guided tours, by appointment, in accordance with North Carolina Executive Order 163. Read more here.
Visiting Körner’s Folly in Downtown Kernersville
Constructed in 1880, Körner’s Folly was the home of Jule Körner, an artist and designer who created the structure to showcase his work. Featuring 22 rooms, 7 levels, 15 fireplaces, and the first private little theater in the United States, this architectural treasure offers visitors a whimsical trip to the heyday of Victorian North Carolina. Located in historic downtown Kernersville, Körner’s Folly is open for self-guided tours. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Visitors can explore at their own pace 22 rooms in the three-story house museum, along with an impressive collection of original furnishings and artwork. Charming and unique cast-plaster details, carved woodwork, and elaborate hand-laid tile are being lovingly restored for the education and enjoyment of the public. Visit our event calendar for exciting programs for children and families, adults, and community.