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Vance Birthplace

911 Reems Creek Rd, Weaverville, NC 28787-8710
+1 828-645-6706
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Very interesting

We rented a house in Weaverville, And kept seeing a sign for the Vance birthplace. After googling... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2016
Collierville, TN
My daughter loves "The Old Days Place"

After reading Little House in the Big Woods, my daughter and I came here so she could see what life... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2016
Weaverville, North Carolina
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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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911 Reems Creek Rd, Weaverville, NC 28787-8710
+1 828-645-6706
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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...More

Thank teachme3244
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...More

Thank dayzie5517
Reviewed July 27, 2016

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

Thank Robbie C
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...More

Thank luvtotvl_lady
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.

Thank going5star
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.

Thank Susie G
Reviewed July 6, 2016

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

Thank walkermay2016
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...More

Thank Robin M
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...More

Thank Gordon S
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...More

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