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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
All reviews civil war the blue ridge parkway the main house visitor center north carolina nice stop beautiful valley a small gift shop school groups old homestead short drive site outbuildings history cabin grounds log
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
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
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
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
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
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