Contact Us
52 North Market Street
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 253-8304

Welcome to the Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site

Thomas Wolfe Directions

Upcoming Events

  1. The Boarder’s Garb Exhibit

    February 10 @ 9:00 am - May 30 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Thomas Wolfe Short Story Book Club

    June 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Hours of Operation

9:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday – Saturday
Sunday & Monday: CLOSED
Closed State Holidays


House tours are offered daily at half past each hour. Group tours by reservation.

Adult – $5.00
Student (ages 7-17) – $2.00
Adult Group (10+) – $2.50 each
Student Group – $2.00 each
6 and under Free
(+ 7% NC sales tax beginning January 1, 2015)

Old Kentucky Home -The Thomas Wolfe Memorial

Considered by many to be one of the giants of 20th-century American literature, Thomas Wolfe immortalized his childhood home in his epic autobiographical novel, Look Homeward, Angel. Wolfe’s colorful portrayal of his family, his hometown of “Altamont” Asheville, North Carolina, and “Dixieland” the Old Kentucky Home boardinghouse, earned the Victorian period house a place as one of American literature’s most famous landmarks.