The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook
 

Susanna Pantas, Artist

 Thomas Wolfe
Memorial

Pen & Ink Drawings of Biltmore Estate, by Lee James Pantas

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Thomas Wolfe House, pen and ink drawing by Lee James Pantas
To purchase a print of this drawing by author/artist Lee Pantas, visit Cherry Orchard Studio

 Thomas Wolfe MemorialThomas Wolfe left an indelible mark on American letters. His mother’s boardinghouse in Asheville, now the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, has become one of literature’s most famous landmarks. In his epic autobiographical novel, Look Homeward Angel, Wolfe immortalized the rambling Victorian structure, originaThomas Wolfelly called “Old Kentucky Home,” as “Dixieland.” A classic of American literature, Look Homeward Angel has never gone out of print since its publication in 1929, keeping interest in Wolfe alive and attracting visitors to tThomas Wolfehe setting of this great novel.
    The Memorial is administered by the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources and is open to the visiting public. The Visitor Center has an orientation program and exhibits that cover Wolfe’s years in New York, Woodfin Street House and his father’s monument workshop as well as other details of family history. There is also a gift shop with books, note cards, and prints.


Website:
Thomas Wolfe Memorial
Location:
Asheville NC
Address: 52 North Market St., Asheville, NC 28801
Telephone: 828-253-8304
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fees: Adult and student rates
Allow: Two hours
Of Note: Local Historic Landmark, North Carolina Historic Site, National Register of Historic Places, National Historic Landmark.
Nearby:
Basilica of St. Lawrence, Pack Place Education, Art & Science Center, Asheville Urban Trail
Directions: I-240 heading east: Take Exit 5A straight up hill through light onto North Market Street.
I-240 heading west: turn left off exit, then left onto Woodfin Street and right onto North Market Street.

 

 

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