Thomas and Julia

Julia and Thomas Wolfe at the Old Kentucky Home.

Take a festive tour through the fascinating 29-room Thomas Wolfe Home in downtown Asheville with angel themed decorations. Come experience a magical open house event on Saturday, Dec. 14 includes angel wreath auction, kids’ activities and more.

In his youth there were little or no decorations in the boardinghouse. It was not until later years, after he died, that Julia Wolfe had a small Christmas tree. Fred put it in the parlor.

We hope to do better than Fred. Help us make memories, create and donate an Angel Wreath, or angel figurines. Then, join our friends and volunteers for the holiday open house, with craft activities for children, and an exhibition of the angel wreaths and angel figurines throughout the Old Kentucky Home. Wreaths will be auctioned to benefit Thomas Wolfe Memorial. Children admitted free.

Be sure to look for a copy of Thomas Wolfe’s handwritten childhood list for Santa Claus that is in the house.

The Thomas Wolfe Home will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $5. Learn more at

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