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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 Homestaed

As always it's great to visit a homestead regardless of who lived in it. It really make you appreciate how convenient our lives are and how much work it was just to survive back... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As always it's great to visit a homestead regardless of who lived in it. It really make you appreciate how convenient our lives are and how much work it was just to survive back in the day. These people worked from sun up to sun down just to get from one day to the next. It was well kept and... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Historic and well preserved Vance birthplace is an educational and scenic part of NC history. Only 5 minutes off the BRP or from Weaverville on Reems Creek. There is plenty of parking and no fee for self-guided or tours of the Vance house.

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Anderson, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The homestead has a house and several historic buildings. There are several interesting exhibits that show how life was in Vance's lifetime. It would be a great place for children to visit.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice piece of Weaverville history and well presented. Worth the trip if your heading to the Blue ridge Parkway

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were taking backroads from the Blue Ridge Parkway and discovered this jewel. Didn't know a thing about Vance before, but we enjoyed learning about his life by watching the short video and seeing the museum exhibits. All that is handicap accessible. The rest of the visit consisted of walking on grassy areas to see various buildings so that part... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Located in the mountain area of Weaverville,NC. What I would think would have been a remote and peaceful area to raise a family. By most standards, this is a small attraction, with little traffic except maybe when a event is being portrayed. Visitor Center unfortunately was under some renovations and had little on display. Should be much more informative after... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

This is a nice little drive outside of Asheville and worth the time. it is a historical homesite, well done and free. The house and our buildings were done in the period and there is good information on his life and how the population lived at the time it was a working home.

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Weaverville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Vance Birthplace isn't what you'd call an exciting tourist attraction to spend the day but it is a neat little spot to visit and spend 30 min or so before you move on to the next thing. Even when there is no event going on it's nice to just go walk the grounds and take some great family photos in... More 

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

We visited the Vance birthplace while on a driving excursion of the area. We learned much about Civil War Governor Zeb Vance, and enjoyed exploring the various outbuildings on the Vance pioneer farmstead.

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United States
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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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