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

  • October 25:
    The Death of Benjamin Gant

    Wednesday, 6 - 7:30 pm
    Discussing thoughts on teaching Thomas Wolfe and reviving his literary reputation through the powerful story of the death of Ben Gant. Western Regional Archives, 176 Riceville Rd., Asheville (Free). Also, featuring selections from the film co-produced by Steve Agnew and Tom Rash in association with Rock Creek Productions "A Prayer for Coherence: Thomas Wolfe's Look Homeward, Angel," revealing the profound impact of Thomas Wolfe on numerous writers including Robert Morgan, Pat Conroy, Charles Frazier, Elizabeth Kostova, William Gay, Ron Rash, and David Madden.

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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

Hours of Operation

Tuesday - Saturday--9 am - 5 pm

Closed Sundays, Mondays


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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