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Vance Birthplace

911 Reems Creek Rd., Weaverville, NC 28787
828 645-6706
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Type: Historic Sites
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Asheville
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
53 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
30 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

The birthplace of NC governor Vance was a nice little roadside stop. The staff was very knowledgeable and took plenty of time to explain the history of Gov. Vance and his family. The site is well maintained and clean. I always enjoy taking a step back in time, and this is a good place to get a view of how... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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94 reviews 94 reviews
26 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This is an interesting place in terms of what it shows you about life during the 1800s but there's not a lot there. If we hadn't just been going down this road, I doubt that we would have made the effort to take a special trip here. You can have a picnic on the grounds, that are nicely shaded. The... More

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Weaverville, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Not flashy but well worth a visit. Shows how life used to be, simple yet hard. Beautiful surrounding views as well. Good to go when they have reinactments to get more history.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

It's quiet and visitors can explore on their own, imagining what life was like when the Appalachian Mountains were our country's western frontier.

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