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Address: 911 Reems Creek Rd., Weaverville, NC 28787
Phone Number: +1 828-645-6706
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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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Interesting, great scenic drive, close to Asheville and free to the public

We drove the Blue Ridge Parkway from Asheville to visit the Vance Birthplace, never having been there before. The museum/visitor's center had artifacts from the family and brief... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We drove the Blue Ridge Parkway from Asheville to visit the Vance Birthplace, never having been there before. The museum/visitor's center had artifacts from the family and brief write-ups to familiarize visitors with the life and times of Gov. Zeb Vance. There are about half a dozen buildings on site. The main house is the only one you an go... More 

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asheville, nc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

If you're in Weaverville, and heading towards the Blue Ridge Parkway, take the time to visit this site. Your kids might have a better appreciation of 'modern' things once they visit!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed sitting outside listening to a local story teller spin his yarns. I laughed and laughed along with new and old friends, young and old sitting on the bench as the sun was setting. Even young children listened intently to personal stories told with a funny twist and tall tales told as absolutely true. I couldn't think of... More 

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Thank Karen S
Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

My husband often tell people about our memorable experience several years ago during Christmas holiday when we, as part of a random group, participated in a night time event at the cabin. We were considered travelers who were looking for a place to stay overnight and we sought shelter with the family who lived there in the candlelit cabin that... More 

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Thank Ashevillepatti
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

The park rangers and docents take you back in history. The kids will love jrs. Don't miss the holiday candle light tour or leaf season.

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Thank Wallace S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

At certain times of the year they have special programs. Contact them for their events calendar. Great place to learn about the history of the area and how things were back in the day. The location is backdropped by the mountains and it's a short drive to or from the blue ridge parkway. A great stop on your way up... More 

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

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 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Meredith N
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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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Thank finelaub
Weaverville, North Carolina
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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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