Visit Asheville’s Thomas Wolfe House for FREE (just about)

Twentieth-century author Thomas Wolfe grew up in Asheville, and his most famous novel, Look Homeward, Angel is about Asheville. The house where he lived, in downtown Asheville, is open to the public as a state-operated museum. For the $1 admission, it’s about the best bargain in Asheville. This is a great activity to add to your list when you stay at our Lovers’ Loop Retreat, an Asheville vacation rental.

The tour, offered by well-informed, friendly guides, gives insightful information about Wolfe, who is buried at Asheville’s Riverside Cemetery, and his family, most of whom also are buried there. Wolfe’s mother, Julia, ran a boardinghouse at the house, and you’ll learn about that interesting business and how it affected Thomas. The house has dozens of rooms, many of which are open to the public, and lots of furniture and furnishings original with the house.

In addition to the house, the museum has a great exhibit of photos, clothing and other artifacts of and about Wolfe for visitors to see.

Even people who don’t know Wolfe’s work will enjoy this glimpse at a talented writer’s life. Check it out when you visit Lovers’ Loop Retreat, our Asheville bed and breakfast alternative.

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