The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook

Susanna Pantas, Artist

 Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace

Pen & Ink Drawings of Biltmore Estate, by Lee James Pantas

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Vance Birthplace
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   The birthplace of the dynamic “War Governor of the South,” Zebulon B. Vance, is located in WZebulon B. Vance Birthplaceeaverville, just a few miles north of Asheville. Administered by the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, the Vance birthplace is one of North Carolina’Zebulon B. Vances Historic Sites and is open to the public year-round. The homestead, a large two-story structure of hewn yellow pine logs, has been reconstructed around the original chimney with its two enormous fireplaces. The furnishings and household items on display today are representative of the period from 1790 to 1840 and include a few pieces original to the home.   Clustered about the grounds of the house are six log outbuildings, loom house, slave house, and tool house. Nearby the Visitor Center/Museum houses exhibits portraying the life of Governor Vance.
   Each spring and again in the fall, visitors to the Vance home have the opportunity to experience Pioneer Living Days; the grounds come alive with history as costumed staff members and volunteers demonstrate the skills and cherished occupations of settlers in the early days.

Website: Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace
Weaverville NC
Distance: 30 minutes from Asheville
Address: 911 Reems Creek Rd., Weaverville, NC 28787
Telephone: 828-645-6706
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fees: None; donations accepted.
Allow: 1-2 hours
Of Note: North Carolina Historic Site, Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Nearby: Dry Ridge Historical Museum
Directions: From Asheville take the I-240 Weaverville Exit 4A off of I-240 (US 19/23N) to New Stock Rd. Turn right off the ramp, left onto US 25/70 North, and follow to Reems Creek Rd. where you will turn right.




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