Explore Körner’s Folly

If you are looking for a unique destination to explore on your next trip to Winston-Salem, a tour through Körner’s Folly is a must! Built in 1880 in Kernersville, North Carolina, Körner’s Folly is the architectural wonder and home of artist and designer Jule Gilmer Körner. The house originally served to display Körner’s 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.

Public tours are self-guided and last approximately one hour. No reservations are required and amateur photography is allowed. As a great addition to any tour, don’t forget to request a scavenger hunt for children or the young at heart! Körner’s Folly is located in Kernersville, NC, an easy 15 minute drive from the Historic Brookstown Inn. While in Kernersville, we recommend grabbing a bite to eat at Mae’s Vintage Kitchen.

Package Includes:

  • Overnight accommodations at the Historic Brookstown Inn
  • Admission tickets for self-guided tour of Körner’s Folly* Tours are available by appointment only. Please let us know what time you wish to tour.
  • Complimentary wireless internet and on-site parking

Call (336) 725-1120 to book now or click here.

Terms and Conditions: Your reservation must be cancelled or modified by 3pm EST at least 24 hours prior to your arrival date or you will be charged for the 1st night room and tax. Blackout dates may apply. Körner’s Folly is open Wednesday-Saturday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and on Sunday’s from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.  Visitors must arrive 1 hour prior to museum closing.

**Covid-19 Update: As of Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Körner’s Folly is open for self-guided tours by appointment. Their top priority, in addition to sharing our beloved historical treasure, will be the well-being of visitors and staff.  Per NC Executive Order 163, the museum will require face coverings, limit capacity, encourage distancing using timed entry, offer sanitizing stations, and regularly disinfect high-touch surfaces. Click here for more information.

Photography Courtesy of Michael Blevins