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“It's not the fella in the white suit”

Thomas Wolfe Memorial
Ranked #16 of 200 things to do in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
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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 August 18, 2013

Great tour, especially if you have the tall bloke late of Florida - a person who obviously enjoys history and reads incessantly to better understand the subject - he was on his 5th read of 'Look Homeward Angel'. Wolfe, a writer I wasn't familiar with but obviously a key American author - well worth he visit

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Reviewed August 7, 2013

Learned about Thomas Wolfe and enjoyed the tour, but our guide was not the best. Nonetheless, I would recommend it.

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Reviewed August 1, 2013

Excellent narrators and well inlormed. With Trolley tour entry price reduced by 50%.Would highly recommend.

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

I loved learning more about Thomas Wolfe and the tour of his Mom's boarding house was pretty awesome. Our tour guide was named Tom! I loved the stories he told as we toured each room of the house. I felt as if I could go back in time for a moment. If you love history and love to do something different then you should include this tour as part of your visit.
A small fee includes a movie, tour of home, museum, and book store.

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Reviewed July 7, 2013

We received a discount to visit from our White Trolley Tour, but is a bargain anyway. Lucky for us because the house had many tales to tell. I had no knowledge of this American writer, and now I am intrigued to read his books. The former boarding house had many antiques which we enjoy. However our guide was the best part. He gave us a personal tour and shared so many interesting facts about the writer, his family, the community and life during the time period. Worth 90 minutes while in downtown Ashville, such a charming place to be, and they encourage you to rest a spell in the rockers on the porch.

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