The Thomas Wolfe Memorial

American Literature – A National Historic Landmark

Thomas Wolfe left an indelible mark on American letters. And his mother's boardinghouse in Asheville, North Carolina—now the Thomas Wolfe Memorial—has become one of literature's most famous landmarks. Named "Old Kentucky Home" by a previous owner, Wolfe immortalized the rambling Victorian structure as "Dixieland" in his epic autobiographical novel, Look Homeward, Angel. A classic of American literature, Look Homeward, Angel has never gone out of print since its 1929 publication, keeping interest in Wolfe alive and attracting visitors to the setting for this great novel. Continued

The Writer Thomas Wolfe

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Thomas Wolfe Memorial

Upcoming Events

  • September 9:
    Look Homeward Riverside Cemetery Tour

    Saturday, 10 am - 12 pm
    Join us for a walk into Thomas Wolfe's "Altamont" After Look Homeward, Angel was published in October 1929 many Asheville citizens were outraged to find themselves portrayed, often negatively, in the book. Discover some of the real people behind the fiction! Join us for the Look Homeward walking tour of Riverside Cemetery. The tours include information about the real person and quotes from Wolfe's work describing the fictional person. Meet your guide at the gate to the cemetery. Admission is $5 per person.


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Contact Us

The Thomas Wolfe Memorial
52 N. Market St.
Asheville, N.C. 28801
Phone: (828) 253-8304
Fax: (828) 252 8171
wolfe@ncdcr.gov

Hours of Operation

Tuesday - Saturday--9 am - 5 pm

Closed Sundays, Mondays

Admission

Adults - $5; Children - $2.
Pre-registered adult groups are $2.50 per person. School groups are $2 per person.
+7% NC Sales Tax beginning Jan. 1, 2015

 

 


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