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Vance Birthplace

911 Reems Creek Rd., Weaverville, NC 28787
828 645-6706
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English first
2 reviews
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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20 helpful votes 20 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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78 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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33 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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53 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Weaverville
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

If you think that all local folks in the mountains live in log cabins then are disappointed that we have nice homes, go visit this site. This is a cabin home and outbuildings of life in the 1800's when life was different. If you did not grow it or make it then you often went without. Demonstration days are fun.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

Been meaning to make this detour off the parkway for a while and finally did it today. Was free and they were having a revolutionary camp which was neat. Worth the stop.

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Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Stopped at this attraction and really liked the cabins and buildings they had. The history on Vance is interesting and they had a short film and tours which we did not have time for. Well worth the stop for a half hour or so.

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