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Thomas Wolfe Memorial

52 N Market St, Asheville, NC 28801-8105
+1 828-253-8304
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Wonderful historic tour of a lovely old house.

My husband and I recently toured this old home and learned so much about the author Thomas Wolfe... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Stephanie D
Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States
via mobile
Worth the modest price

If you are at all interested in the history of Asheville this is a must as it describes a character... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Everett B
Cruso, North Carolina, United States
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Thomas Wolfe's childhood home, immortalized in his 1929 novel, "Look Homeward Angel," is preserved intact as a lasting monument to one of the 20th century's most prominent writers. The house, originally operated as a boardinghouse by his mother, retains most of its original furnishings and is designated as a National Historic Landmark. Tours of the 29 room house are offered hourly. The adjacent visitor center and museum highlight Wolfe's life and major literary accomplishments.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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52 N Market St, Asheville, NC 28801-8105
+1 828-253-8304
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I recently toured this old home and learned so much about the author Thomas Wolfe. To begin, we watched a 20 min film about Thomas Wolfe and looked through the exhibits in the main building -- then we paid our $10 ($5...More

Thank Stephanie D
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are at all interested in the history of Asheville this is a must as it describes a character important to Asheville. There is not a lot of beautiful furnishings or the like but does present a realistic view of how he lived.

Thank Everett B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The house and grounds are beautifully maintained, and the modern visitor center was well executed. Our guide for the tour told such great stories about the Wolfe family, making the history alive and interesting. We now know so much more than we did and will...More

1  Thank Charles P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were looking for things to see in Asheville and were so glad we found this place thanks to TripAdvisor. First of all, who can beat the price? Five dollars gets you in to view a short film, enter a small exhibit,...More

2  Thank Teresarenteria
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a good time doing the home tour. It was definitely worth the time and money. We couldn't stay very long but we're able to cram in some knowledge.

Thank AlbinoBuddha
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I guess you have to have a taste for history and culture to choose to come for a visit to Thomas Wolfe house-Asheville becoming hopping busy modern brew city. But everyone should come and get the story of mountain own novelist that didn't get much...More

1  Thank bopic1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a beautiful old home but it was a bit difficult to find on the city tour. A nice stop along the way though with some beautiful rocking chairs

Thank Ekgator
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Most of what to see what is in the museum bookstore. Thomas Wolfe was a fascinating character and author, so it was still interesting to see his home from youth

Thank perkarndt
Reviewed 10 July 2017

My Mother was an English Teacher with a Masters Degree in English so I was raised with a particular bent for Literature and history. I found a good dose of both here in Asheville at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial. Lived here in Asheville, NC for...More

2  Thank michaelmW4048XM
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Good experience and kept a 10 year old interested. Would be a good place on a hot afternoon. Now to read the books

1  Thank Sallie M
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Joan E
9 July 2016|
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Response from edhelton | Reviewed this property |
Thank you. I definitely want to see this movie!
3 June 2016|
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Response from 942felixn | Reviewed this property |
I'm not certain but I recall it is opened 9 AM to 5 PM Tuesday to Saturday. There's ample parking provided there's not a large tour.
27 May 2015|
Response from roycefolks | Reviewed this property |
Plan an hour. Took 45 min. for us but we were the only people there.