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

Welcome to the Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site

Thomas Wolfe Directions

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. 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

Due to inclement weather with the growing risk of icy roads and increasingly frigid temperatures, the Thomas Wolfe Memorial will close today, 1/19 at Noon. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Please check our social media pages for any further weather-related schedule changes, and stay safe and warm out there!

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.

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

Walking Tour Guide

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