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Vance Birthplace

911 Reems Creek Rd, Weaverville, NC 28787-8710
+1 828-645-6706
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Interesting diversion

This attraction isn’t very far from Asheville. You can get to it by highway or by the Blue Ridge... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
Day trip

Well preserved home and farm from the 1800's. Vance was a well respected Governor and civil war... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Steven G
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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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  • Very good42%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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911 Reems Creek Rd, Weaverville, NC 28787-8710
+1 828-645-6706
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

This attraction isn’t very far from Asheville. You can get to it by highway or by the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is free and there is the main log home as well as outer buildings to see. We arrived on a day where it was...More

Thank PhoenixRobin
VanceBirthplace, Lead Interpreter at Vance Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit! I am sorry you had a bad experience. We offer tours of the house once an hour at the bottom of the hour, but may be able to give tours at other times depending on...More

Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Well preserved home and farm from the 1800's. Vance was a well respected Governor and civil war hero. It's free, and well worth a 1-1/2 hour stop. It's off Reems Creek which is a pretty road

Thank Steven G
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went for a couple hours. Very well worth the visit if you're anywhere in the Asheville area. Closed Sunday and Monday. Start your visit with a very informative and very well organized museum. One of the best for making sense of...More

Thank DG28269
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We were traveling the blue ridge parkway and it was closed so we ended up stopping here. This is a very interesting and informative place. Not to mention beautiful. The grounds are very well taken care of. The lady at the help desk was extremely...More

Thank tennbeth
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Two time Civil War NC Governor Zebulon Vance's birthplace and museum is located not far outside of downtown Weaverville and just a few miles off the beaten path from the main highway and I-26. The museum has just recently been restored. There is a short...More

Thank Trisha C
Reviewed 26 October 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 3 October 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 28 July 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 25 July 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 18 July 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.

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