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Thomas Wolfe Memorial

52 N Market St, Asheville, NC 28801-8105
+1 828-253-8304
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Really Interesting Place

We had a chance to take the guided tour of the Thomas Wolfe House. The tour lasts about 45 minutes... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bob H
Semmes, Alabama
Very interesting !

Learned a lot that I didn't know. Very nice displays and helpful & knowledgeable staff. I walked... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Havelock, North Carolina
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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 5 days ago

We had a chance to take the guided tour of the Thomas Wolfe House. The tour lasts about 45 minutes and is well worth the time. The home has authentic period furnishings, many of high quality, and gives the feel of being there during the...More

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Learned a lot that I didn't know. Very nice displays and helpful & knowledgeable staff. I walked through and read everything !

Thank J I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was recently in a small group of visitors at the Wolfe boarding house. We walked through many of the rooms and were charmed by stories about the family from our interesting guide, Tom. The introductory film was very good also. Went home and watched...More

Thank Reelreader
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the museum and did the tour of the house. The tour guide had great stories. I liked seeing the place where his books were based, at least some of them. Great characters!

Thank Cynthia S
Reviewed 14 August 2017 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 9 August 2017

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 9 August 2017

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 27 July 2017

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 27 July 2017 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 19 July 2017

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
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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.
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.