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

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Wolfe's Angel from Wolfe Memorial on Vimeo.

Upcoming Events

  • May 17:
    Writers at Wolfe series:
    Robert Morgan

    Saturday, 10 am
    North Carolina author Robert Ray Morgan will present readings from his latest work, The Road from Gap Creek.

  • June 7:
    Writers at Wolfe series:
    Fred Chappell

    Saturday, 2 pm
    Distinguished North Carolina author of more than two dozen books of poetry, fiction and literary criticism, Fred Chappell will read from his work.

  • June 21:
    Writers at Wolfe series:
    Joseph Bathanti

    Saturday, 10 am
    North Carolina Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti reads from his works. As North Carolina's seventh poet laureate, Bathanti serves as the ambassador of North Carolina literature.

  • July 12:
    Writers at Wolfe series:
    Heather Ross Miller

    Saturday, 10 am
    North Carolina author of over a dozen books of poetry and fiction, and distinguished Professor Emeritus from Washington and Lee University, Heather Ross Miller reads from her work.

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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 free.



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