For Educators

Field Trip Information

Admission is $2.00 per person (plus 7% sales tax, unless tax exempt) for our school group programs. A visit to Thomas Wolfe Memorial will last about an hour and a half. Due to the limited capacity of the house and visitor center, we can accommodate approximately 60 students onsite at one time. Once scheduled, you will receive a written confirmation of your trip along with important information.

Explore our website and view the Tours and Activities page for our current program offerings. The programs can easily be adapted to a number of age groups and courses. 

To schedule your field trip please call our Education Specialist, David Rayburn, at (828) 253-8304 or email him at david.rayburn@ncdcr.gov.

Post-Visit Survey

After your visit please consider completing a quick survey and give us your feedback about your experience. We are committed to making a field trip to Thomas Wolfe Memorial a memorable part of your student’s classroom experience.

Post-Visit Survey

“Our fourth graders have visited the Thomas Wolfe Memorial for the past several years and we are always welcomed, the staff is very patient, and the students learn a tremendous amount. Visiting the Old Kentucky Home goes right along with the North Carolina Heroes theme that fourth graders explore. Furthermore, the site’s education specialist comes to our school for a pre-visit and orients the students with Thomas Wolfe and the site by showing them artifacts and a PowerPoint. The Thomas Wolfe Memorial is a great experience"

-Debra Coleman, West Buncombe Elementary