We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Thomas Wolfe Memorial

52 N Market St, Asheville, NC 28801-8105
+1 828-253-8304
Review Highlights
History is abound

I guess you have to have a taste for history and culture to choose to come for a visit to Thomas... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Asheville, North Carolina

It's a beautiful old home but it was a bit difficult to find on the city tour. A nice stop along... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
via mobile
Read all 394 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“boarding house” (102 reviews)
“his life” (37 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
52 N Market St, Asheville, NC 28801-8105
+1 828-253-8304
Write a Review
Reviews (394)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 394 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

I guess you have to have a taste for history and culture to choose to come for a visit to Thomas Wolfe house-Asheville becoming hopping busy modern brew city. But everyone should come and get the story of mountain own novelist that didn't get much...More

Thank bopic1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's a beautiful old home but it was a bit difficult to find on the city tour. A nice stop along the way though with some beautiful rocking chairs

Thank Ekgator
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most of what to see what is in the museum bookstore. Thomas Wolfe was a fascinating character and author, so it was still interesting to see his home from youth

Thank perkarndt
Reviewed 1 week ago

My Mother was an English Teacher with a Masters Degree in English so I was raised with a particular bent for Literature and history. I found a good dose of both here in Asheville at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial. Lived here in Asheville, NC for...More

Thank michaelmW4048XM
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good experience and kept a 10 year old interested. Would be a good place on a hot afternoon. Now to read the books

Thank Sallie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this museum. The visitor center is great and the house, itself, is as well. There is a great little eatery a short walk (Sovereign Remedies) from there. Super price--makes for a great afternoon...

Thank LEANC1965
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum highlights Thomas Wolfe's life. There are guided tours of his childhood home at specific times. The museum and the short film highlight his life with its ups and downs.

Thank Patricia K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Step back to the early 20th Century with a visit to The Thomas Wolfe Memorial. Located in the heart of downtown Asheville, The Old Kentucky Home (as it was known during the days when it was Thomas Wolfe's mother's boarding house) is a real reflection...More

Thank curlyheadAsheville
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Thomas Wolfe Memorial testifies to the importance of Thomas Wolfe in the history of Asheville. It includes a memorial building with the usual screening room and a small museum. The House, which constitutes the major part of the memorial, was once run by his...More

Thank Meg S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour here is poignant. Knowing some of the tragic background of one of America's finest writers always informs the reading of these iconic works.Very authentic preservation.

Thank FreeSpirit33527
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Over Easy Cafe
488 reviews
.12 miles away
Twisted Laurel
427 reviews
.12 miles away
1,015 reviews
.14 miles away
Mellow Mushroom
808 reviews
.09 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Asheville Community Theatre
175 reviews
.03 miles away
Pack Square
152 reviews
.16 miles away
Urban Trail
145 reviews
.17 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Joan E
July 9, 2016|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from edhelton | Reviewed this property |
Thank you. I definitely want to see this movie!
June 2, 2016|
Answer Show all 5 answers
Response from 942felixn | Reviewed this property |
I'm not certain but I recall it is opened 9 AM to 5 PM Tuesday to Saturday. There's ample parking provided there's not a large tour.
May 27, 2015|
Response from roycefolks | Reviewed this property |
Plan an hour. Took 45 min. for us but we were the only people there.