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Vance Birthplace

Address: 911 Reems Creek Rd., Weaverville, NC 28787
Phone Number: +1 828-645-6706
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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English first
Tilghman, Maryland
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145 reviews 145 reviews
62 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Hendersonville, North Carolina
2 reviews
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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Marietta, Georgia
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281 reviews 281 reviews
93 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Just a few minutes off of the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 375.7---a beautiful log homestead in a handsome valley. It exudes the mountain prosperity it had at the time. The interior of the main house is furnished as it was in the 1840's. Large fireplaces and wide plank floors. There is a cluster of log farm building and split... More 

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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is a well kept, interesting Historic site that gives you a true glimpse into life in the mid 1800's... great rangers with good stories take the time.

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Asheville
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69 reviews 69 reviews
33 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Original buildings set in beautiful rural area, Reems Creek area. Shows all the out buildings, including a corn crib and spring. Places to picnic and stroll around. Great for children to learn the pioneer way.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to the Vance Birthplace. The staff was very knowledgable. Interesting History about the first govenor of Asheville. We enjoyed the video plus the walk around the buildings outside. The house is a guided tour.

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Wakefield, Michigan
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128 reviews 128 reviews
61 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Very nice walking tour of outbuildings from a hundred years ago with period furnishings...the grounds and buildings are beautifully kept and the history of area is such a plus

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