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“Great stop in Asheville”

Thomas Wolfe Memorial
Ranked #12 of 194 things to do in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Thomas Wolfe's childhood home, immortalized in his 1929 novel, "Look Homeward Angel," is preserved intact as a lasting monument to one of the 20th century's most prominent writers. The house, originally operated as a boardinghouse by his mother, retains most of its original furnishings and is designated as a National Historic Landmark. Tours of the 29 room house are offered hourly. The adjacent visitor center and museum highlight Wolfe's life and major literary accomplishments.
Reviewed 5 December 2011

We enjoyed this stop on our Gray Line Trolley tour. Very informative, especially for those of us who didn't know much about Thomas Wolfe before the visit. Very interesting, and I loved that most of the house's furnishings are original to the house. Our guide really knew a lot of interesting things about the family.

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Reviewed 29 November 2011

We really learned a lot about Thomas Wolfe. Even our son enjoyed the stop.
Must watch the movie and see the museum.
The staff was delightful!
If you do the trolley tour...it is free!

Thank Eduardo H
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Reviewed 26 November 2011

Tucked away on a side street in downtown Asheville, the Thomas Wolfe Memorial is a gem. The former "Old Kentucky Home," owned by Tom's mother Julia, was the boarding house where Tom's early formative years were spent. Almost all the furniture and fixtures are original and the tour guides are great (we've been three times). An added bonus: one day a week in the more temperate months the Memorial hosts local bluegrass groups on the front veranda. Sit in the many rockers and enjoy the music. Sweet.

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Reviewed 23 November 2011

The staff is very welcoming, friendly and ready to share info. There is a self-guided tour through the museum and a very good 22-minute video on Wolfe's life. It is well worth the stop.

Thank deepsee1
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Reviewed 19 November 2011

A visit to the Thomas Wolfe museum was the highlight of the day in Ashville. It provides an excellent picture story of his life and writings and helps one to understand the basis of his books.

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