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Korner's Folly

413 S Main St, Kernersville, NC 27284-2737
+1 336-996-7922
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Much better then expected

The wife of our friends suggested this stop in Kernersville while we were visiting an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brian B
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Mebane, North Carolina
Great history and incredible craftmanship.

I love that most of the place is yet in its unrestored condition. Knowing you are looking at... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
BoscoW52
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Lewisberry, Pennsylvania
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Korner's Folly is the architectural wonder and home of artist and designer Jule Korner. Built in 1880 in Kernersville, North Carolina, the house originally displayed 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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413 S Main St, Kernersville, NC 27284-2737
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"self guided tour"
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"decorated for christmas"
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"low ceilings"
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"undergoing restoration"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The wife of our friends suggested this stop in Kernersville while we were visiting an antique/farmer market. This was way more interesting than could have been expected. This house is a treasure trove of woodworking and inventive use of airflow and space. You have to...More

Thank Brian B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love that most of the place is yet in its unrestored condition. Knowing you are looking at exactly what the owner touched and built himself. So glad they are saving this house from further decay as it is a delight.

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Lovely home. Decorations were outstanding. I enjoyed this tour and will be back with friend and family.

Thank Debbie S
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

This was listed in our guidebook as the strangest thing to see in NC and I could not agree more. The story and history of this place is amazing and the best house visit in our 2 weeks in NC. Highly recommended for all ages....More

1  Thank Adam L
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

A most unique house with lots of local history. Well worth your time. Fun place to see and explore. Right downtown in the historic district and within walking distance of some fun shops!

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Located in downtown old town Kernersville, Korner’s Folly is a must see! And the attention to functional and architectural detail is outstanding. We had a knowledgeable interesting guide who shared so many historical details with us. Allow at least two hours to fully enjoy the...More

Thank Sara G
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We visited korners folly with a group from raleigh. They accommodated our large group really well. There's a lot of history here including the first private theatre in the country. Don't expect it to be all renovated. The renovations are really just beginning! That's part...More

Thank JackieWheel
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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

This is such a quirky & fun place Almost like a fun house but with designer history and such lively stories Out of the way but worth seeing Be sure to watch 10 minute video about the designer. So well worth your time Check website...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Korner's Folly is worth the visit if you are near Kernersville. Stop in the visitor's for the short film. I felt it added to the experience. After the initial docent led preview in the first room, the rest of the tour is self-guided. They do...More

Thank Stacy M
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

One of the weirdest houses in the entire nation is located in Kernersville: Korner's Folly. Built by Jules Kerner and intended to be a display/business house for his architectural achievements in the late 1800s, the house has been remodeled several times over the years to...More

1  Thank Benjamin S
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