Zebulon Vance Birthplace

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Zebulon Vance Birthplace
911 Reems Creek Road
Weaverville, NC 28787

(828) 645-6706 Phone


One of the dominant personalities of the South for nearly half a century, Zeb Vance served in public office for 30 years. Though he was a lawyer whose keen humor, intellect, and eloquent manner of speaking made him successful, his real interest was always politics. Characterized by a quality that tied him to the common people of the mountain coves, Zeb Vance was first elected to public office at the age of 24. He served in the N.C. House of Commons (legislative assembly of the day) and the U.S. House of Representatives and was elected governor three times.

Vance Birthplace is located 5 miles east of Weaverville on Reems Creek Road. The site is open Tuesday – Saturday 9am-5pm and admission is free!

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From Asheville take I-26 West (US 19-23 North) to Exit 21 (New Stock Road). Follow the brown directional signs to the site on Reems Creek Road.

From the Blue Ridge Parkway take the exit between mileposts 375 and 376. Follow the brown directional signs to the site.

Special Events for 2009

Sept. 26 - 27 Fall Militia Encampment Come and experience a weekend muster of the Buncombe Militia. The two-day program will include camplife actitivies, small arms demonstrations, and hands-on children's activities. Sat.: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sun.: 1-3:30 p.m.

December 5 Christmas Candlelight Tours Candlelight tours of the Vance Home will be offered during the evening of December 13. Tours from 4-7 p.m.

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