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52 North Market Street
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 253-8304
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Welcome to the Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site

Thomas Wolfe Directions

Upcoming Events

  1. Short Story Discussion with Brandon Johnson

    February 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  2. “Amid the Rubble and Ashes: The Highland Hospital Fire”

    March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  3. Short Story Discussion with Dan and Ana Clare

    March 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  4. Short Story Discussion with Ellen Brown

    April 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Hours of Operation

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

Admission

House tours are offered daily at half past each hour. Last tour leaves at 4:30 pm.
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 & under - Free

Old Kentucky Home -The Thomas Wolfe Memorial

American Novelist Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938)

American Novelist Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938)

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.

Tell Us About Your Visit to Thomas Wolfe Memorial

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From Cradle to Grave: Walking in Thomas Wolfe’s Shoes

Walking Tour Guide