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Korner's Folly

413 S Main St, Kernersville, NC 27284-2737
+1 336-996-7922
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Korner's Folly is no foolish pleasure. A one-of-a-kind architectural frenzy!

The three-story brick house at 413 South Main Street in Kernersville has been called a “Victorian... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
D2958ZXgarym
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King, United States
Self guided tour

We enjoyed viewing this house. It was a quick self guided tour that lasted about 30 minutes because... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Alex M
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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 10 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 28 December 2017

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

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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 18 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 1 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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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Besides being the most recognized icon of Kernersville, the Folly is truly a treasure. For the history buffs, it's a great story. For the young, it's a place of wonder with many twists and turns. For the older, it's a great way to spend a...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Enjoy a guided tour through the history of Korner's Folly, plus rooms beautifully decorated for Christmas.

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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

To view photos does not donut justice s very unique house, 10.00 a person see guided house with staff positioned through out have plenty of time to explore questions will be answered great staff worth the trip to see great architecture for the time period...More

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