Thomas Wolfe was one of America's greatest writers of the 20th Century. Vance's family boarding house, located downtown, is preserved as a museum, and is well worth a visit. Look Homeward, Angel was one of Wolfe's best works.
Both Zebulan Vance and Thomas Wolfe are buried in the Riverside Cemetery in Asheville.
I took my guest to all three sites on a single day. We shot these videos:
For a look inside the home and to learn more history about it, click here for UNC TV's special.