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Address: 911 Reems Creek Rd., Weaverville, NC 28787
Phone Number: +1 828-645-6706
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Description: This pioneer farmstead, tucked in the Reems Creek Valley, features the...
This pioneer farmstead, tucked in the Reems Creek Valley, features the birthplace of Zebulon Baird Vance, Civil War Governor of NC. The five-room log house and its outbuildings are furnished to evoke the period from 1795 to 1840. Vance's military and political career as Civil War officer, North Carolina governor, and U.S. Senator is traced at the homestead. Also included is the history of Vance's famous mountain family.
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Reconstructed mountain cabin and outbuildings, lovely grounds

This one of the Asheville area's more low-key attractions. It's the birthplace of Zebulon Vance, a Confederate officer and Civil War governor of North Carolina. These days... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Asheville, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

This one of the Asheville area's more low-key attractions. It's the birthplace of Zebulon Vance, a Confederate officer and Civil War governor of North Carolina. These days, historians and others are revising their views of Vance in light of his attitude toward race and slavery. The controversy aside, the Vance Birthplace gives you the chance to see an expertly reconstructed... More 

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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Try to plan your visit with a special event to be sure to have access to all of the site. Since it is a Historical site, it can't be open to public view everyday. Rich in history and information.

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

everything from the history to the staff to the location makes this a great local visit. demonstration days are great and interactive.

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Weaverville, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Beautiful drive up the breathtaking Reems Creek Valley. While unremarkable for our time, the homestead of NC's Civil War Governor, Z.B. Vance, must have been a prosperous one, with a large home, barns and out buildings. Today, the intimate restoration hosts historical events, demonstrations, and tours. A nice outing for young families and school groups. Picnic area and visitors's center.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Great tour guide, friendly and knowledgeable. Wonderful grounds to walk around and beautiful mountain view in the distance!

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Tilghman, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

They had a special event and opened the house in the evening for a Christmas tour. It was not what I expected, a log house really with rough wood and it was lit by candles, so it was very dark as it would have been in the day of the inhabitants. You begin in the visitor center where you can... More 

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White Pine, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Tours of the home are only hourly and the house is not opened to tour on your own. We missed a tour by 5 minutes and did not have time to await the next tour.

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VanceBirthplace, Public Relations Manager at Vance Birthplace, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear you missed our house tour! You are welcome to join a tour in progress if you arrive a few minutes late, just check in at the visitor center. In the colder months, tours may not run exactly on schedule and are often given "on demand" instead. Unscheduled tours may be offered at any time based on... More 

Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Such a beautiful laid back place to spend a day with the family, lots of history beautiful grounds to walk even a picnic shelter to have a nice lunch. The ladies that run the visitor center are so nice and very knowledgeable in the history of Zeb Vance. A must place to visit and the cost is free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We went there today with 5 kids (age 5 to "almost 9"). We had a great time. First we had lunch at the picnic with the beautiful view of the mountains. Then kids where running on the grass about an hour and then we went to the Main house of Mr.Vence. The guide gave us an excellent tour around the... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The Vance birthplace is a state historical site - a two story log house with outbuildings and an interpretative center north of Asheville - accessible from I-26 or US 25 Weaverville Highway or with some driving on back roads from the Blue Ridge Parkway. It shows how a prosperous mountain family lived in the generation before the Civil War. Good... More 

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Address: Address: 911 Reems Creek Rd., Weaverville, NC 28787
Phone Number: +1 828-645-6706
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Weaverville
Open Hours:
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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