Thomas Wolfe Memorial, Asheville

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  • The film and the tour took a little over two hours. We were so glad we took time for this. It was a much better experience than we envisioned. If you have any interest in American literature, this is ...  more »
  • To be honest I had never heard of Thomas Wolfe but saw a picture of the house on a plaque in a shop and looked it up to see if it was a local historical home with a tour. As it turned out it was. It a...  more »
  • I would not go out of my way to visit this. The problem is, it's a boarding house - so it is just room after room of sparsely furnished beds and dressers. It's not terribly exciting. The film and muse...  more »
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  • Went here on a whim, and glad that we did. My family enjoyed touring this house more than the Biltmore! Aside from *not* being squeezed between velvet ropes with countless other tourists (unlike Biltmore), our guide really brought alive the history of the house. I've never even read anything by Thomas Woolfe, and I still found it very fascinating. Highly recommend it.
  • Our guide was one of the best guides ever. His name I don't remember but he was a young brown haired guy. He spent a lot of time making My grandson very comfortable. He colored pictures with him and he gave him a scavenger hunt book...that kept his attention.
  • The Wolfe house itself is interesting and well kept with many pieces from the Wolfe family. Much of the original decor and device remains in the house, which is pleasant temperature-wise year round. Our guide was knowledgeable and seemed greatly interested in the Wolfe family and their history. We enjoyed the museum, though I would have liked to learn more about the historical significance of the town and family. The shop was neat with Thomas Wolfe books and books about the area, time, and author.
  • Interesting tour, recommend if looking for historical info on Thomas Wolfe, watch Genius the next day, made the Movie much more interesting.
  • Small museum. Great tour information.

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