Körner’s Folly

Kernersville

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131-year-old three-story Victorian mansion houses winding passageways, 22 rooms, ornate fireplaces & first private little theater in U.S.

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History is like Frankenstein's monster; all it takes to make it come alive is the right education, a large body of artifacts exhumed from the earth, and an electrical storm. Learn from the past with today's Groupon to Körner’s Folly in Kernersville. Choose between the following options:

  • For $10, you get two adult admissions (a $20 value).
  • For $16, you get a family outing for four (a $32 value), which includes:
  • Two adult admissions (a $20 value)
  • Two child admissions for kids 6–18 (a $12 value)

Children 5 and younger enter for free.

Designed to house the portfolio of interior decorator and artist Jule Gilmer Körner under one roof, the 131-year-old Körner’s Folly is a labyrinthine tribute to one man’s unique architectural vision. Named The Strangest House in the World by Preservation Magazine in 1997, the three-story almost 6,000-square-foot Victorian mansion consists of 22 rooms on seven levels peppered with detailed woodwork and connected by winding passageways. Architectural enthusiasts can wander the eccentric estate, taking in the 15 fireplaces featuring ornate American Encaustic Tile designs, murals and artwork by German artist Caesar Milch, and myriad cubbyholes and trap doors housing Körner’s treasured collection of Civil War–era golf pencils. Formerly Körner’s private studio, the top floor houses America’s first private little theater, Cupid’s Park, which was designed by his wife Alice to educate community children in the arts and continues to play host to historical re-enactors, murder mysteries, and theatrical productions.

Every year from November 25–December 31, the Folly is bedecked in holiday finery, making the mansion a welcoming home for mistletoe-laden ghosts of Christmas past, as a paranormal investigation certified the house apparitionally accessorized in 2009. Körner’s Folly is open for tours from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Thursday–Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m on Sunday, and guests are asked to arrive at least 60 minutes prior to closing time.

Customer Reviews

A fun, interesting activity!
Ruth A. · January 13, 2012
fun for the whole family!
Tanya B. · January 9, 2012
A local gem! Everyone should go at least once.
Carey F. · January 9, 2012
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    Kernersville

    413 S Main St.

    Kernersville, North Carolina 27284

    336-996-7922

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