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Korner's Folly

413 S Main St, Kernersville, NC 27284-2737
+1 336-996-7922
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This is such a quirky & fun place Almost like a fun house but with designer history and such lively... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Funadventures2do
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Quirky and fun

Korner's Folly is worth the visit if you are near Kernersville. Stop in the visitor's for the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stacy M
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Kernersville, North Carolina
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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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+1 336-996-7922
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"self guided tour"
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"decorated for christmas"
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"old house"
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

The three-story brick house at 413 South Main Street in Kernersville has been called a “Victorian extravaganza,” “the strangest house in the world,” and “an amusement park with a front door.” Think Frank Lloyd Wright meets Frank N. Stein, and you get the idea. To...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed viewing this house. It was a quick self guided tour that lasted about 30 minutes because we are fast travelers. There is not much else to do in this area so I recommend stopping in.

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

My husband's grandparents are from Kernersville and on one of our visits they decided that we should know a bit more about the town and took us to Korner's Folly. All in all, we had a nice experience, saw the whole house and learned a...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Tour was interesting. Decorated beautifully for the holidays. Restoration in progress working on each room one at a time.

Thank ingrid s
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

We have gone to Korner's Folly in previous years for the candlelight tour, but wanted to say this year was the best we have seen. The decorations were better and the carolers scattered around the house added a very festive touch. It was also nice...More

Thank Pat D
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

We came here for the Christmas at night event since we didn't want to sell another kidney this year to be able to go to Biltmore :) It was really nice & the kids enjoyed it, but be warned...this is a house undergoing restoration. They...More

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Reviewed 2 December 2017

Korner's Folly is so unique. Each room has it's own personality and even has it's own theater. If you're tall, beware of low ceilings. Well worth the visit.

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