Korner's Folly

Kernersville, NC

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Where are we going?

Address: 413 S Main St, Kernersville, NC 27284, USA How do we get there? Number: 336 996 7922
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About this activity

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live over 100 years ago? Just head to Körner's Folly to find out!

Korner's Folly was the home and passion project of a designer called Jule Gilmer Körner, and was built all the way back in 1880. That's a pretty long time ago, isn't it kids!?

The house was originally built to display his interior design portfolio, but now it's a 22 room museum that lets family's just like yours explore how life used to be!

With original furnishings, carved woodwork, and amazing artwork, it's a great place to explore history!

With the 22 rooms spread across 3 stories, and 7 levels, the best way to see it all is through self-guided tours!

Open to the public all year round, the self-guided tours will take you about an hour, but of course you can go at your own speed. (That's the beauty of self-guided tours!) There are signs all around the home, so you can learn all about the history of each room as you make your way around this historical mansion.

You don't need to reserve for these public tours, just turn up when Körner's Folly is open!

What is great for kids, is just ask to request for a scavenger hunt! It's great for the kids (or even those young at heart adults!) to add some extra interest and fun to the experience. 

Körner's Folly also have events across the year, like Oktoberfest, so keep an eye out on what's on so you don't miss out!

A fun and fascinating trip through history in North Carolina. 

Activity location


From Winston-Salem - Take Business I-40 to Kernersville MAIN STREET exit. Turn left at traffic light from exit ramp, heading North on South Main Street. Follow South Main Street to the Folly. It is located on your right, approximately 1 mile from Business 40

From Greensboro - Take Business I-40 West to Kernersville MAIN STREET exit. Turn right at traffic light from exit ramp, heading North on South Main Street. Follow South Main Street to the Folly. It is located on your right.

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How much does it cost?



$10 + tax



$6 + tax (ages 6 to 18)


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5 years.


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Korner's Folly FAQ’s

The house has been beautifully preserved so family's just like yours can learn all about it! Their mission is to keep the history and stories alive.

It's best to grab something to eat before or after your experience, and there are plenty of options in the area!

The scavenger hunt is great for kids! Make sure you request it

There is a gift shop where you can pick up some history of the house, as well as gifts and souvenirs to take home!

You can arrange private group tours, or enjoy self-guided tours. For a private tour, you need a minimum of 2 weeks notice, with a minimum of 10 people

Just give them a call if you have special needs to check the accessibility of the house, and how they can help

Make sure you arrive an hour before closing time

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