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Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Hist Site

Today the rooms of Thomas Wolfe's childhood and adolescence contain furnishings that permanently symbolize the daily routine of life in both fact and fiction.

In Wolfe's second novel, Of Time and the River (1935), 14 years before the Old Kentucky Home became a literary landmark, Wolfe already had intuitively assessed the house's true importance: his mother's "old dilapidated house had now become a fit museum."

The house is preserved almost intact with original Wolfe furnishings arranged by family members very much the way it appeared when Wolfe lived there. Memories, kept alive through his writings, remain in each of the home's 29 rooms.

Location: 48 Spruce St, Asheville North CarolinaTelephone 828-253-8304

Other History nearby:
(Flat Rock) Carl Sandburg Home Nat'l Historic Site
(Cherokee) Cherokee Marker
(Waurika) Chisolm Trail Historical Museum
(Brevard) Cradle of Forestry Nat'l Historic Site
(Hendersonville) Johnson Farm
(Cullowhee) Mountain Heritage Center

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