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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...more
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This is a beautiful historic site. It's out of the way and well maintained. The visitor's center has a superb small museum to introduce visitors to Zebulon Vance, nineteenth century politics, and the history of the region. I have to say, this exhibit text is...More
Home site is well maintained and easy to view. Once a large farm is now only 5 acres, and only about 1/2 acre of the home site. The visitor center does have a large amount of readable facts on the walls and a movie.
Zebulon Baird Vance is one of North Carolina’s most venerated native sons. As soldier and statesman, he earned a lasting place among the state’s best-remembered leaders. The Vance Birthplace State Historic Site features a reconstructed home, several dependencies, and a small museum and auditorium.
So I'm exploring and hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, NC for a couple of days. And I keep seeing these signs directing me to 'Vance Birthplace" while I'm already in the middle of nowhere. Who was Vance? Had to find out. Turns...More
When we arrived we were told there were four school groups taking tours and all of the tour guides were busy with them. They also would not let us hook up with a school group to get inside the house and a tour guide would...More
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VanceBirthplace, Historic Interpreter at Vance Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2017
Thank you for taking time to review our site! I am sorry you were unable to see the house.
Schools and other private groups may reserve tour times and schedule special programs during our normal operating hours. While you can often join on a special...More
My husband and I have been to Vance Birthplace several times it is one of our favorite places. We used to go all the time with our kids is a wonderful place to have a picnic with a family or a romantic picnic with a...More
Being a local, this is a great stop to see a piece of our historical past. You can take in the scenery, walk the grounds, check out the old homestead, and then enjoy a picnic. They have a small gift shop available. Also, when available...More
It had been a number of years since I took visitors to this location. it was not very well down and appeared to be under funded. I had some visitors that were somewhat of history buffs and we stopped on our way to the Parkway....More