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Vance Birthplace

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Visiting the cabin by candlelight

My husband often tell people about our memorable experience several years ago during Christmas... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2015
Asheville, North Carolina
Amazing step back into history

The park rangers and docents take you back in history. The kids will love jrs. Don't miss the... read more

Reviewed September 29, 2015
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Welcome to the Vance Birthplace State Historic Site! Learn about North Carolina mountain life and culture on this reconstructed farmstead set in the picturesque Reems Creek Valley. Step back in time to explore life for a wealthy farm family and the...more
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911 Reems Creek Rd, Weaverville, NC 28787-8710
+1 828-645-6706
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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...More

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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.

Thank Wallace S
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...More

Thank Didwehavecorn
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....More

Thank LanSluderBelize
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.

Thank Meredith N
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.

Thank finelaub
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...More

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Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Great tour guide, friendly and knowledgeable. Wonderful grounds to walk around and beautiful mountain view in the distance!

Thank cooleyfamily
Reviewed December 11, 2014

They had a special event and opened the house in the evening for a Christmas tour. It was not what I expected, a log house really with rough wood and it was lit by candles, so it was very dark as it would have been...More

Thank Born_to_go61
Reviewed November 9, 2014

Tours of the home are only hourly and the house is not opened to tour on your own. We missed a tour by 5 minutes and did not have time to await the next tour.More

VanceBirthplace, Public Relations Manager at Vance Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2015

I'm sorry to hear you missed our house tour! You are welcome to join a tour in progress if you arrive a few minutes late, just check in at the visitor center. In the colder months, tours may not run exactly on schedule and are...More

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