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Thomas Wolfe Memorial

52 N Market St, Asheville, NC 28801-8105
+1 828-253-8304
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Great way to learn about author Thomas Wolfe

I will mention at the outset that I am a retired English teacher, and I love visiting authors... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Marty M

We have lived in Asheville 37 years, and this was our first visit. We waited far too long. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Gordon M
Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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52 N Market St, Asheville, NC 28801-8105
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I will mention at the outset that I am a retired English teacher, and I love visiting authors' homes when my husband and I travel around the country. However, I had never read or taught Thomas Wolfe, and I am now reading "Look Homeward, Angel."...More

1  Thank Marty M
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have lived in Asheville 37 years, and this was our first visit. We waited far too long. The guide should have spoken a bit louder as we missed a few details. But, it was very worthwhile, and we will go again and encourage others...More

Thank Gordon M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had never read his best known book, but now with the insights into the man and his short 38 life, we will. Our docent was very knowledgeable as we toured the 29 bedroom boarding house run by his mother. He never owned a house...More

Thank Blacksoup
Reviewed 4 days ago

This well preserved boarding house owned and run by T.Wolfe's mother has tours which illuminate much of Wolfe.s early years and provide insights into his works.Walking up rickety stairs may challenge some,but you can always sit on the porch and contemplate the history of this...More

Thank erica44
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you've read books by Thomas Wolfe, you'll feel his presence in the rooms of this boarding house where he lived his childhood and moved to the rooms that were less desirable for boarders. He must have listened to boarders talking with one another and...More

Thank AnnClarkeSnell
Reviewed 6 days ago

Easy, sweet tour,. Well priced. Facinating Asheville history. Right in the middle of downtown with on site parking

Thank RebeccaAnnRobertson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found I really knew nothing about author Thomas Wolfe. This tour was very informative and very good. Docent Suzanne was especially knowledgeable about the home and the Wolfe family. There is a 20 minute movie in the visitor center, along with a small museum...More

2  Thank PhoenixRobin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I actually knew little about Thomas Wolfe and if I ever read anything he wrote, it would have been in high school which is LONG ago. This is a docent led tour and the young man who lead our tour did a very nice job....More

Thank Peggionthego
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have read "Look Homeward Angel" and you are going to visit Asheville, than a visit to the Wolfe Memorial is a no-brainer . It is right in the middle of downtown Asheville and is super easy to explore. Well worth the time you...More

Thank skippero
Reviewed 20 April 2017

I don't frankly know if anyone unfamiliar with Wolfe's novels would find anything at all impressive about this attraction. It's a turn-of-the century boarding house without a touch of grandeur to any part of it. More like a shrine for Wolfe devotees. The guides are...More

1  Thank havealittletalk
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Joan E
I'd like to recommend a movie, Genius, which stars Colin Firth and Jude Law. It tells the true story of Perkins, the editor, and Wolf, the author, and how they find a way to get Wolf's books published. This movie is in theaters now.
9 July 2016|
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Response from edhelton | Reviewed this property |
Thank you. I definitely want to see this movie!
When is the home open?
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.
How long does the guided tour take ? or how long should we plan to experience the house/ ground etc? thanks!
27 May 2015|
Response from roycefolks | Reviewed this property |
Plan an hour. Took 45 min. for us but we were the only people there.