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Address: 911 Reems Creek Rd, Weaverville, NC 28787-8710
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+1 828-645-6706
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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This pioneer farmstead, tucked in the Reems Creek Valley, features the...

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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Well worth the visit

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 a long political and geographic history for teens through adults. I think a little over... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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 nice and took us on a tour of the main house. If your in the... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 movie giving you Gov. Vance's biography and an excellent museum of artifacts and family possessions.... More 

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Collierville, TN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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 site had a well done museum about Vance and his family. They also have a... More 

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Thank teachme3244
Weaverville, North Carolina
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 on. My best friend also brought her little girl, and they took turns politicking to... More 

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Weaverville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

on the way to the parkway be sure to visit, very interesting bit of local history and nicely laid out

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Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 down just to get from one day to the next. It was well kept and... More 

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Weaverville, North Carolina
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237 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Anderson, South Carolina
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76 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

The homestead has a house and several historic buildings. There are several interesting exhibits that show how life was in Vance's lifetime. It would be a great place for children to visit.

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Thank Susie G
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Nice piece of Weaverville history and well presented. Worth the trip if your heading to the Blue ridge Parkway

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