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Address: 52 North Market Street, Asheville, NC 28801
Phone Number: 18282538304
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Thomas Wolfe's childhood home, immortalized in his 1929 novel, "Look...

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.

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I thoroughly enjoyed the tour where you learn about Thomas Wolfe, his family, and the house. Many actual artifacts from the family and/or the time period. Very interesting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Mindy M
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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had to wait almost an hour for the next guided tour of the home. The movie was informative enough; it was an accumulation of what was in the museum area. The tour guide drove me nuts....he seemed very awkward and self-conscious. The home was interesting enough. My husband could not get up the stairs for the second floor tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed the tour where you learn about Thomas Wolfe, his family, and the house. Many actual artifacts from the family and/or the time period. Very interesting anecdotes from our guide. Highly recommend for literature and history buffs.

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Conover
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great place to experience some American history. You can go through the museum for free and the house tour is not expensive at all. It's great if you love reading or looking at older homes.

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Thank April H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't know much about Thomas Wolfe, other than he was an author from Asheville. I learned so much on the tour. The home is beautiful and immaculately kept. Our guide, Thomas, was funny and entertaining. I plan on checking out Wolfe's works from the library as soon as I can.

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Thank Julie C
Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're in Asheville stop by for a docent guided tour of Asheville's most famous son's childhood home. He was not always appreciated by the folks here in town who saw themselves laid bare in his ground breaking novel "Look Homeward, Angel" and as the Asheville news paper editor of the day said, "portrayed with their pants down around their... More 

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Oviedo, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The guide was truly a Thomas Wolfe fan. When he talked about the death of Ben Wolfe, his voice reflected the pain that this brought to his brother Thomas. I have not read Thomas Wolfe's book "Look Homeward Angel" but got it from our library and really enjoyed it.

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

David was a terrific tour guide. He was entertaining and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the free museum and our tour of the house which had a minimal charge. This was a stop on the Gray Line Trolley Tour and we got a discount with the trolley ticket. It is a convenient walk, in the downtown area.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

If he were alive today, he'd be one of those very sexy artists talked and written about. The house is a delight and the staff is just wonderful. This is a must go for locals and visitors alike.

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Belleville, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

What a house and the story of it is very interesting. We enjoyed the story very much. Great job of keeping it up too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Have visited several times, taking visitors. Well worth the small admission price. Everyone seems to enjoy learning about the history of the Wolfe family.

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