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Thomas Wolfe Memorial

52 N Market St, Asheville, NC 28801-8105
+1 828-253-8304
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Good historical place to visit

Spent a quick hour and a half there yesterday and both my wife and I enjoyed it. Guide was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Will L
History at its best

We had seen thomas Wolfe Memorial at night on the ghost tour, We were so intrigued we went back the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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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52 N Market St, Asheville, NC 28801-8105
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Spent a quick hour and a half there yesterday and both my wife and I enjoyed it. Guide was terrific! 4 entrance fee...well worth it.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had seen thomas Wolfe Memorial at night on the ghost tour, We were so intrigued we went back the next day to see the home itself. If you are a history buff don't miss it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't know anything about Thomas Wolfe. Took the tour which was very informative. Heard about the mother who lived to the age of 80's whose 5 children were dead before her.How Thomas Wolfe didn't care much for her interest more in business than her...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in the heart of downtown Asheville, the Thomas Wolfe Memorial is one of North Carolina’s most popular state historic sites. The famous American novelist was raised in Asheville, and his experiences growing up in his mother’s boarding house provided much of the material for...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We learned more about Ashville from our visit to the Thomas Wolfe Memorial than we did from the visitors center or other info sources. It was extremely informative about the area AND educational about a time my grandmother used to tell me about! It is...More

Thank Bob L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were on our way to Wisconsin from South Carolina and our route went through Asheville. My husband, a Thomas Wolfe fan, had always wanted to see Julia Wolfe’s boardinghouse as written about in "Look Homeward, Angel." Prior research on TripAdvisor indicated that tours were...More

Thank Marnette S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love history! Add a wonderful location and an interesting person - I’m all in. This home is a boarding house owned by Thomas Wolfe’s mother which she bought when he was a child. The tour and information about Wolfe, his life, and the area...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably only appealing to real Wolfe fans. A few exhibits and the original boarding house written about in Look Homeward, Angel. A few voice recordings of some of Wolfe's family are available, but we found them hard to hear and difficult to understand. Of course,...More

Thank mforkner
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our tour of the home and the accompanying museum. There is parking on location which is nice.

Thank Rosi F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Late in life, like last winter, I read Look Homeward, Angel. Since Mr. Wolfe was a genius, the 1939 novel was a slow read, but a good one. Visiting the Memorial was a nostalgic trip, like getting inside his autographical novel. The film was excellent....More

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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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