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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 north carolina visitor center small museum step back in time a small gift shop spring house nice stop the blue ridge mountains beautiful valley state historic site school groups old homestead out of the way self guided short drive cabin
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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