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Vance Birthplace

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Nice Place to visit and loaded with History

Such a beautiful laid back place to spend a day with the family, lots of history beautiful grounds... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2014
Hendersonville, North Carolina
Must see!

We went there today with 5 kids (age 5 to "almost 9"). We had a great time. First we had lunch at... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2014
Ekaterina H
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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 12, 2014

Such a beautiful laid back place to spend a day with the family, lots of history beautiful grounds to walk even a picnic shelter to have a nice lunch. The ladies that run the visitor center are so nice and very knowledgeable in the history...More

Date of experience: October 2014
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Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

We went there today with 5 kids (age 5 to "almost 9"). We had a great time. First we had lunch at the picnic with the beautiful view of the mountains. Then kids where running on the grass about an hour and then we went...More

Thank Ekaterina H
Reviewed August 9, 2014

The Vance birthplace is a state historical site - a two story log house with outbuildings and an interpretative center north of Asheville - accessible from I-26 or US 25 Weaverville Highway or with some driving on back roads from the Blue Ridge Parkway. It...More

Date of experience: June 2014
1  Thank TomR501
Reviewed August 4, 2014

Just a few minutes off of the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 375.7---a beautiful log homestead in a handsome valley. It exudes the mountain prosperity it had at the time. The interior of the main house is furnished as it was in the 1840's. Large...More

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank ballhawg
Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is a well kept, interesting Historic site that gives you a true glimpse into life in the mid 1800's... great rangers with good stories take the time.

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank finisherusa
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Original buildings set in beautiful rural area, Reems Creek area. Shows all the out buildings, including a corn crib and spring. Places to picnic and stroll around. Great for children to learn the pioneer way.

Date of experience: December 2013
Thank RessieA
Reviewed June 27, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to the Vance Birthplace. The staff was very knowledgable. Interesting History about the first govenor of Asheville. We enjoyed the video plus the walk around the buildings outside. The house is a guided tour.

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank MargaritaR451
Reviewed December 7, 2013

Very nice walking tour of outbuildings from a hundred years ago with period furnishings...the grounds and buildings are beautifully kept and the history of area is such a plus

Date of experience: December 2013
1  Thank culaugh2012
Reviewed October 4, 2013

If you think that all local folks in the mountains live in log cabins then are disappointed that we have nice homes, go visit this site. This is a cabin home and outbuildings of life in the 1800's when life was different. If you did...More

Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank Lewis G
Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

Been meaning to make this detour off the parkway for a while and finally did it today. Was free and they were having a revolutionary camp which was neat. Worth the stop.

Date of experience: September 2013
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