Beautiful architecture rich with history is the first thing that comes to my mind when I look at the Thomas Wolfe House. Now known as the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, the state historic site and museum was home to the famous American author Thomas Wolfe from 1900 until 1938. It was his home during his youth and one that has been forever memorialized in his novel Look Homeward, Angel.
Look Homeward, Angel was Thomas Wolfe’s first novel and is considered a highly autobiographical American coming of age story. Many believe the main character Eugene Grant to be a depiction of Wolfe and the setting of the story bears a striking resemblance to Thomas Wolfe’s hometown of Asheville, North Carolina. The Queen Anne Style of architecture depicted in the 1929 novel with its white trim and yellow exterior paints the image of Thomas Wolfe’s childhood home, forever immortalizing the Thomas Wolfe House within his literary work of art.
It’s no surprise then that the Thomas Wolfe House now used as museum to honor the great American author is a famous tourist destination. Surrounded by the beauty of the Appalachian Mountains and designated as a National Historic Landmark, the Thomas Wolfe Memorial is open for tours Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. Closed on holidays and Sunday and Mondays, the house is something you’ll want to plan ahead for while you’re vacationing in Asheville, North Carolina or for those residents interested in viewing the home. Every so often, the Thomas Wolf Memorial will offer special events. On November 10th of this year, they are hosting a dramatic reading of letters to and from the women in Thomas Wolfe’s life. Admissions is $5.00 for adults, $2.00 for students age seven through seventeen, $2.50 per person for adult group of ten or more, $2.00 for student groups, and free for children 6 and under.
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52 North Market Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Thomas Wolfe Memorial
Thomas Wolfe Memorial, 52 N Market St, Asheville, NC 28801, USA