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Address: 52 N Market St, Asheville, NC 28801-8105
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Thomas Wolfe's childhood home, immortalized in his 1929 novel, "Look...

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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For Wolfe fans..

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... read more

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Asheville, North Carolina
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 will spend!

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Huntsville, Alabama
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 very, very knowledgeable about all things Wolfe. There is a visitor's center that I believe... More 

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Chicago
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting and well guided tour of the boarding house and home where author, Thomas Wolfe grew up. Having read the book LOOK HOMEWARD ANGEL in college, I loved hearing more about the life of Thomas Wolfe. We watched a video before going on the tour of the house. It also offered a lot of interesting info. This was an... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 389 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I made my way back to The Thomas Wolfe Museum. I still haven't read any of his novels yet but have purchased several. Having been introduced to Wolfe through last year's tour and watching the movie about his life over the summer, I did get much more out of my return visits, I went twice during this trip. Admission is... More 

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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took a guided tour of this home and was surprised at its history! There are many original pieces remaining. Our tour took about an hour, so not too long. Our guide had a broad knowledge of the house and its inhabitants. A nice time to see a bit of history.

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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60 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tour times are specified. While waiting for a tour to begin, you can choose to watch a 30 minute video about Wolfe or peruse the gift shop. My tour guide, a young lady, was easy to hear, easy to understand, and knew the information well. My friends and I learned a lot about Thomas Wolfe, his family, his upbringing, and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

The tour guide was very informative and told a lot of great stories about the Wolfe family. The home has been beautifully restored since the fire that damaged some of the house in the late 1990's. The museum is really great too. Artifacts and a great story line of Tom's short life.

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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

A wonderful surprise. Spent about two hours with the tour and movie. Learned a lot of his life and times.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Having lived in the area for 13+ yrs, this was my first visit here. I have not read any of Thomas Wolfe's work before today, but will make it a point to now. It's really amazing that this historical home is still here in the city of Asheviile with a great local story to tell - don't miss it if... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We spent 2 hours here and found it very well done. Nice museum and film with a tour of the home. One must climb stairs here, however.

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