This pioneer farmstead, tucked in the beautiful Reems Creek Valley, features a two-story log cabin "mansion," an original 1790s slave cabin, and five outbuildings. Furnished as it would have been in the 1830s, the site explores life in early Buncombe County as seen through the lives of the Vance family and enslaved people.
The Visitor Center contains a kid-friendly exhibit detailing the life of Gov. Zebulon Vance from his birth on the farm to his political service as Civil War Governor and post-Reconstruction Senator. Learn More
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 calendar below.
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.