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Thomas Wolfe Memorial

52 N Market St, Asheville, NC 28801-8105
+1 828-253-8304
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Interesting State Historic Museum

We enjoyed the tour about Thomas Wolfe being the only ones for the tour we asked a lot of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Penny L
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Great Guide

Tours like this rise and fall on the talent and knowledge of the guide. Thomas was great! And... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stacy S
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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52 N Market St, Asheville, NC 28801-8105
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the tour about Thomas Wolfe being the only ones for the tour we asked a lot of questions, this lasted an hour. The center has a 20 minutes video & exhibit. The docent was very informative, professional and polite. There are steps in...More

Thank Penny L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tours like this rise and fall on the talent and knowledge of the guide. Thomas was great! And whether or not you're a fan of Wolfe and his writing, you'll find this old boarding house interesting.

1  Thank Stacy S
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

My husband and I toured the home of the famous author, Thomas Wolfe with it's vintage charm and authentic relicts. You don't have to be a fan of his writings to enjoy the home, just love historic homes.

Thank Linda K
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

It was so interesting to learn more about this great authors life and family. He lived with so much tragedy in his life.

Thank Heidi M
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

I've enjoyed visiting The Thomas Wolfe Memorial and Museum, I learn a little more about Thomas Wolfe and his family each visit. The museum and film are free to visit and view but for a guided tour of Thomas Wolfe's House that is $5 so...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Very educational we enjoyed our guided tour the tour guy had lots of info interesting house we do again

Thank rppeeples
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Did not know much about the author before visiting the house and reading the exhibits. Very interesting to read about his background and what inspired him to write the story. Tour guide did a wonderful job guiding us through the house.

2  Thank James H
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Excellent exhibits setting the historical stage for one of America's premier authors. My wife is the Wolfe fan, but even I was was intrigued by the exhibits. As quite often, it was the docent-guide who added the special dimension to the tour through the house-museum....More

3  Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Visited late in the afternoon to take a break from the usual Asheville shopping and brewery routine. This is the large boarding house operated by Thomas Wolfe's mother. Thomas was raised here after his early childhood. The house is a well maintained place and gives...More

1  Thank Gene15217
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

A surprising highlight of a recent trip to Asheville. I've seen this and had some time, so I decided to give it a try. Cost is very reasonable ($5 for adults) and included a short video, tour of the house, and access to a small...More

4  Thank Tokencollector
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Joan E
9 July 2016|
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Response from CharlesHerschel | Reviewed this property |
I just saw it tonight for the second time. I don't know why critics disliked it so much. I'm a devotee of Mr. Wolfe and Mr. Perkins and think the film is marvelous in the best sense of that word.
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njd_12
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.
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HensleyDavis
27 May 2015|
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Response from roycefolks | Reviewed this property |
Plan an hour. Took 45 min. for us but we were the only people there.
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