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Vance Birthplace, Weaverville

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This pioneer farmstead, tucked in the Reems Creek Valley, features the birthplace of Zebulon Baird Vance. The five-room log house--reconstructed around original chimneys--and its outbuildings are furnished to evoke the period from 1795- 1840. Vance's 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.

Vance Birthplace is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. There is no admission fee. Donations are accepted.

Tours, Programs, & Events

Free guided tours are offered throughout the day. Reservations are requested for schools and other group tours. Curriculum-based tours and programs are offered on site and at nearby schools.

Annual events include Spring and Fall Pioneer Living History Days held in April and September and a Christmas open house. Demonstrations and hands-on activities are available to scheduled school groups.
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  • 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 d...  more »
  • 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  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • Amazing place to visit! Over and over again! 30 years after my first visit and it's still fun!
  • A very well maintained and well run piece of North Carolina history.
  • Hidden gem, with history you won't hear or see anywhere else in our rapidly developing county.
  • Don't miss the holiday candlelight tours or special events. I so enjoy going to Vance.
  • Absolutely gorgeous! A beautiful place full of history.