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

Welcome to the Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site

Old Kentucky Home — The Thomas Wolfe Memorial

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.

Designing the Character:
On Stage and Page

Join us for an Open House on Friday, June 21st from 5-7pm. Costumes are on display and modeled throughout the historic house.
Admission: $5

Designing the Character: On Stage and Page

Tuesday – Saturday:
9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday & Monday:
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