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Thomas Wolfe Memorial
Ranked #13 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 August 19, 2014

So impressed with everything about this tour. We were first amazed that you could do anything in Asheville for only $5 per person. Then, the tour was so informative and incredibly in depth. Our guide was so friendly and made everyone feel very at ease to ask questions or make comments as well.

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Reviewed July 19, 2014

Very cool, for $5.00 you can tour This original boarding house made famous because of the owners son, Thomas. You start the tour with a quick video detailing Thomas's life. A volunteer takes you on a walking tour of the boarding home. You are taken back in time in a home holding items 100 years old. Our tour guide did a great job telling the "inside story" really interesting. Go and learn.

2  Thank jobinlt
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Reviewed July 5, 2014

Go! This is the actual house, with the original furniture, that Thomas Wolfe wrote about in "Look Homeward Angel". That is, it's really his mother's boarding house. It was very moving to be in the original place. There's a cheap ($5.00) guided tour that is definitely worthwhile, with enough but not too much information. There is also a small museum of Wolfe-related items that I enjoyed examining (and I don't usually like museums very much). If you're in Asheville or anywhere nearby, don't miss this.

2  Thank Ms_Yokohama2014
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

I don't usually like this sort of thing but the museum and docent tour was wonderful and has me re-reading his books.

2  Thank Barbara B
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Reviewed June 29, 2014

Enjoyable house tour from friendly guide. Just go! Interesting stories & free parking. There is a small museum area where you can get in out of the heat while you are waiting for tour to start.

1  Thank cf131
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