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. Learn More
Contact the Site to learn more about planning a field trip or requesting an in-classroom program with one of our site historians.
The Friends of the Vance Birthplace help bring to life the history of North Carolina's Civil War Governor, Zebulon Vance, and his influential family through continued support of the Site's programs and special events.
To learn more about becoming a Friends Member, download their membership flyer.
Free guided tours of the main house are offered Tuesday through Saturday at the bottom of the hour. The first tour is at 9:30 AM and the last tour is at 4:30 PM.
Vance Birthplace hosts three Living History programs each year: a summer Civil War Soldiers' Encampment, a fall Militia Muster and Encampment, and an 1830s Christmas Candlelight Tour. At various times, Vance Birthplace hosts writers, artists, musicians, researchers, and other speakers. Look for upcoming events on our Events Calendar.
911 Reems Creek Rd.
Weaverville, N.C. 28787
Phone: (828) 645-6706
Tuesday - Saturday--9 a.m - 5 p.m.
Closed Sundays, Mondays and most major holidays.
No admission fees. Donations are accepted and appreciated.