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Korner's Folly

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Facinating home and background story, a must see!

This is the home of a Jule Gilmer Korner, a designer who had the home built to his specifications... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Durham, NC
A Fabulous Folly

You have never seen a house anything remotely like Korner's Folly. It may not look that unusual... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
Bill K
Raleigh, 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...more
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413 S Main St, Kernersville, NC 27284-2737
+1 336-996-7922
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All reviews self guided tour decorated for christmas one of a kind unique home old house interesting house top floor original furnishings low ceilings third floor tile work local history undergoing restoration decorated beautifully unique architecture fun place his wife
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This house is interesting in the decor and it's history. There's nothing really great. We went when it's decorated for christmas... overload. The self guided tour is ok but you have to read the numbers papers is each room. A guide would be nice for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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KornersFolly, Manager at Korner's Folly, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and feedback. We apologize about your experience with the video -- due to our current setup, the introduction video room is separated from the gift shop by a curtain only, so sometimes it gets a little loud with lots of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the home of a Jule Gilmer Korner, a designer who had the home built to his specifications and most of the furnishings within are his design and are original to the house. He also painted all the Bull Durham signs around the country....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bapoer
Reviewed 5 November 2018

You have never seen a house anything remotely like Korner's Folly. It may not look that unusual from the outside, but it's well worth your while to take some time (30-45 minutes) to check out the inside of the house. It's remarkable to see what...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bill K
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Fun house to tour with many original furnishings and quirky rooms and details. Make sure you check to see if its open before you go. They were closed Mon and Tuesday and it was just luck we planned to be there on Wendesday.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank redbug
Reviewed 22 October 2018

I read about this home via "36 hours in Winston Salem, NC" in the New York Times.  Sounded intriguing so we decided to stop on our way out of Winston Salem.  It's a very short drive from Winston Salem to this historic home in Kernersville. ...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bluejay377
Reviewed 22 August 2018

This 6000 square foot brick home was built in 1880 by Jule Gilmer Körner, who had made his fame and fortune painting advertisements for Bull Durham tobacco on the sides of buildings, and then later used this house as a showplace and sample case for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank c5mjb
Reviewed 13 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Brian B
Reviewed 23 July 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank BoscoW52
Reviewed 9 July 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 6 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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