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

  • December 8:
    Asheville and the Hills Beyond

    Thursday, 5:30 - 7 pm
    We present our final Fall series dramatic reading from the works and letters of Thomas Wolfe. A talented cast of actors will read the words of this celebrated author. This event is free, and open to the public.


  • December 10:
    Holiday Open House

    Saturday, 9 am - 7 pm
    Children's crafts and activities throughout the day. Call 828.253.8304 for more information.


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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
wolfe@ncdcr.gov

Hours of Operation

Tuesday - Saturday--9 am - 5 pm

Closed Sundays, Mondays

Admission

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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