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“Thomas Wolfe House”

Thomas Wolfe Memorial
Ranked #14 of 195 things to do in Asheville
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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 September 23, 2012

One of Asheville's best and hidden attractions. It's a NC State museum and inexpensive. The house is the best introduction to life in the early decades of the 20th century I know of anywhere. It's like going back in time to visit with great-grandmother. Located just west of the Renaissance Hotel and south of the I-240 bypass it is the last of a number of similar houses. Wolfe wrote a "tell it all" novel _Look Homeward Angel_ about his growing up in early 20th century Asheville and many of his possessions including his dinner jacket and his very large shoes are in the attractive small museum next to the house.

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Reviewed September 22, 2012

A nice tour through the home built in the 1880's. Decent small museum and a nice 22 minute video. He was a writer. If taking the stop off of a red or white tour bus, be aware of the time, as tour only runs on the hour. If you miss it by a few minutes you have to wait til the next one and the may have to wait for the bus. Our guide who was ok was a little long an some folks missed last bus by 5 minutes

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Reviewed September 21, 2012

Right across from the Asheville Renaissance Hotel and the tour is free when you purchase the White Historic Trolley pass. Our tour guide was fantastic. This was a real treat.

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Reviewed September 8, 2012

Our guide was knowledgable and paced the tour perfectly. I think we were supposed to see a movie but we were happy with the tour anyway.

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Reviewed September 8, 2012

Interesting place for history and literature buffs. Good tour guide. Restored beautifully after the fire. The furnishings were period appropriate.

Thank Heather L
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