Field Trips For Students


Objective:  To familiarize students with horticulture along with the history of Kernersville, history of advertising, beginning of Children’s Theatre, background of “The Strangest House in the World”, and life in the 1880’s including family life, school life, & modes of travel.
Please schedule your classes at least 1 month in advance.  Home-schooled puppeteers make up the Folly puppetry cast and volunteer guides are used and must be scheduled. 

Designed and Created by the Kernersville Historic Preservation Society in conjunction with the Kőrner’s Folly Foundation, Kernersville Museum and Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden. 

Build your own class field trip from the following:

Field Trips for Students

Puppet Show - Kőrner’s Folly


 Students will watch a puppet show to learn more about the architect who built the Folly and his family.
Age: 1st grade & older 

Reader’s Theatre Kőrner’s Folly


 Students each take a part as a Kőrner family member and ‘teach’ the other students about their history in Kernersville.  All students have an assigned part and script.
Age: 3rd grade & older 

Tour of Kőrner’s Folly


 Students will be able to tour a home built in the 1880’s to gain a better understanding of how life differed many years ago.
They will be given specific objects to ‘find’ as they tour the house.
Age: 1st grade & older

To schedule any of the above:   336-996-7922 

1880 School Day at 1870’s One Room Schoolhouse


 Students will have a typical lesson with all ages in one room – approx 30 min
Recess will consist of period games in school yard – approx 30 min.
Age: 1st grade & older

To schedule:  336-399-3643

Kernersville’s 1873 Depot


 Traveling in History
Model Trains and more!

Cost: Call for price
Age: 1st grade & older

To schedule:  


Pre-Civil War Black Graveyard


 St. Paul's Cemetery - Located behind the Stafford House & beside Cagney’s Restaurant
Learn about those buried here & the efforts to keep it restored.
Age: 1st grade & older
Contact:  336-497-4073

Kernersville Museum


1880 Bellamy House

visit current displays and restored tobacco barn

Age: 1st grade & older

Contact (336-497-4869)

Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden


Tour any or all garden spaces

Pattern Garden, Kitchen Garden, Xeric Scree garden beds, etc.

Many potential topics to teach from:

growing vegetables, where does our food come from, germinating seeds, etc.

Contact (336-996-7888)

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Fun For Everyone

Körner’s Folly


 Körner’s Folly is the architectural wonder and home of artist and designer Jule Gilmer Körner. Built in 1880 in Kernersville, North Carolina, the house originally served to display 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. 

Kernersville Museum


 The Kernersville Museum is committed to the active preservation of the history of the Town of Kernersville by engaging its primary constituents – its staff, the community, and its supporters – in the process of recognizing and acquiring materials of enduring historic value that reflect the diversity of the community, the Museum and the Depot serves. The Kernersville Museum provides fair access to the Museum, the Depot, and the collections by the public per the Foundation’s access and use policy. 

Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden


 Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden is a source of community pride, environmental education and horticultural splendor for the pleasure and enjoyment of citizens and visitors. It is intended to express the highest ideals of community values, civic space, learning, respect for nature and the rewards of nurturing plants and the environment. The aim of the garden is to achieve several specific purposes: education, passive recreation, and the cultivation, display, preservation and conservation of garden plants. It is to be a living classroom, civic gathering space, and a place of beauty.