The Thomas Wolfe Memorial

American Literature – A National Historic Landmark

Thomas Wolfe left an indelible mark on American letters. And his mother's boardinghouse in Asheville, North Carolina—now the Thomas Wolfe Memorial—has become one of literature's most famous landmarks. Named "Old Kentucky Home" by a previous owner, Wolfe immortalized the rambling Victorian structure as "Dixieland" in his epic autobiographical novel, Look Homeward, Angel. A classic of American literature, Look Homeward, Angel has never gone out of print since its 1929 publication, keeping interest in Wolfe alive and attracting visitors to the setting for this great novel. Continued

The Writer Thomas Wolfe

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Thomas Wolfe Memorial

Upcoming Events

  • March 12:
    Thomas Wolfe Book Club

    Thursday, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
    A discussion of "The Child by Tiger" will be led by Andrea Clark. Now is the perfect opportunity to dip into the work of Thomas Wolfe by reading some of his short stories. A monthly Thomas Wolfe Book Club, sponsored by The Wilma Dykeman Legacy, will meet at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site. Each month, a different local author will lead the club in discussion of a pre-selected short story written by Thomas Wolfe. The Thomas Wolfe Book Club meetings will take place on the 2nd Thursday of every month from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. Refreshments will be served from 5:30 to 6:00. You don't have to attend all club meetings to be a member. Just read the selected short story, show up at the corresponding meeting, and be prepared for an informative and provocative conversation.

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Contact Us

The Thomas Wolfe Memorial
52 N. Market St.
Asheville, N.C. 28801
Phone: (828) 253-8304
Fax: (828) 252 8171

Hours of Operation

Tuesday - Saturday--9 am - 5 pm

Closed Sundays, Mondays


Adults - $5; Children - $2.
Pre-registered adult groups are $2.50 per person. School groups are $2 per person.
+7% NC Sales Tax beginning Jan. 1, 2015



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