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Address: 911 Reems Creek Rd, Weaverville, NC 28787-8710
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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VANCE Birthplace museum was EXCELLENT!!

Two time Civil War NC Governor Zebulon Vance's birthplace and museum is located not far outside of downtown Weaverville and just a few miles off the beaten path from the main... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Trisha C
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Two time Civil War NC Governor Zebulon Vance's birthplace and museum is located not far outside of downtown Weaverville and just a few miles off the beaten path from the main highway and I-26. The museum has just recently been restored. There is a short movie giving you Gov. Vance's biography and an excellent museum of artifacts and family possessions.... More 

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Collierville, TN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We rented a house in Weaverville, And kept seeing a sign for the Vance birthplace. After googling the site (we had no idea who Vance was), we decided to go visit. Turns out Zebulon Vance was a Civil War general and NC governor. The birthplace site had a well done museum about Vance and his family. They also have a... More 

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Weaverville, North Carolina
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

After reading Little House in the Big Woods, my daughter and I came here so she could see what life was like in the "old days." The welcoming area has lots of great hands-on activities, including a dress-up area and a political "stump" to preach on. My best friend also brought her little girl, and they took turns politicking to... More 

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Weaverville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

on the way to the parkway be sure to visit, very interesting bit of local history and nicely laid out

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Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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