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Vance Birthplace

911 Reems Creek Rd, Weaverville, NC 28787-8710
+1 828-645-6706
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Just Kept Seeing The Signs!

So I'm exploring and hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, NC for a couple of days... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2017
Roger F
Cortland, New York
could not tour the house

When we arrived we were told there were four school groups taking tours and all of the tour guides... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
cheryl h
Durham, North Carolina
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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 good41%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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911 Reems Creek Rd, Weaverville, NC 28787-8710
+1 828-645-6706
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

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

Thank Roger F
Reviewed 14 September 2017

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

Thank cheryl h
VanceBirthplace, Historic Interpreter at Vance Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 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

Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Darinda N
Reviewed 19 July 2017

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

Thank shan91402
Reviewed 11 July 2017

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

Thank JimKat2015
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 8 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 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...More

Thank tennbeth
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...More

Thank Trisha C
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