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Vance Monument

Pack Square, (at Broadway, Market and College Streets), Asheville, NC 28801
+1 828-232-4500
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Heart of Downtown

This monument is in the center of Downtown Asheville. It is a simple obelisk and is hard to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lorin G
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Saint Louis, Missouri
A simple monument t

A simple confederate monument, nothing too fancy. Worth a visit if in the area but don't go out of... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
GoingFarFarAway
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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Overview
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good16%
  • Average48%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“civil war” (4 reviews)
“nc history” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
Pack Square, (at Broadway, Market and College Streets), Asheville, NC 28801
Downtown Asheville
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+1 828-232-4500
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This monument is in the center of Downtown Asheville. It is a simple obelisk and is hard to access in the traffic. It commemorates author, politician, and Confederate General Zebulon Baird Vance.

Thank Lorin G
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

A simple confederate monument, nothing too fancy. Worth a visit if in the area but don't go out of your way to see.

Thank GoingFarFarAway
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Places like the Vance Moment are challenging to "review" particularly in light of today's events and the history of slavery in the United States. As an obelisk, the monument structure is noteworthy, interesting and modeled after Eqyptian obelisks and the most famous U. S. obelisk,...More

Thank Levannah
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Nice historical monument, in a very happening square. The monument isn't something I would make a trip for in itself but if your visiting Asheville, check it out along with the square. Lots of colorful people and events.

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Vance May Be the Southern Lesson from the Confederacy monuments. He was twice elected governor on an anti-succession platform. Jefferson Davis hated Vance, and the feeling was mutual. He was saddened by the loss of NC citizens in the civil war, and never prosecuted deserters...More

4  Thank Larry C
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Cool to see, if youre in downtown you can't miss it, but I would not call it an attraction. There is a fountain behind it and it's one block from the courthouse park where they have "splashville"

Thank Sam W
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Make sure if your in the area, walk past this monument, just so you can say you saw and read it. Always like reading about history when in different areas. Was difficult to find some parking as we were trying to go to the general...More

Thank jweith
Reviewed 3 April 2017

A local white heritage obelisk in honor of a slave-owning Zebulon Vance. Much more interesting are the bronze animal statues at the foot of the monument.

Thank Pausanius2016
Reviewed 2 January 2017

The Vance Monument is fairly large and occupies a prime, you-can’t-miss-it site on Pack Square in the heart of Asheville. That makes it an important landmark. However, it’s an obelisk, and that makes it considerably less interesting as a tourist attraction. The obelisk is a...More

2  Thank Citallwic
Reviewed 2 November 2016

The Vance Monument is located in Pack Square and serves as a good landmark to meet up with people. Knowing about Zebulon Vance, it seems that others are more deserving of a monument but history has the good and bad aspects. So in a way...More

Thank NCTraveler2015
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