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Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace [NC]

This pioneer farmstead features the birthplace of Zebulon Baird Vance, North Carolina's Civil War governor. Before becoming governor, Vance served as a Confederate Army officer and later became a U.S. Senator. Rugged and controversial, Vance had a dynamic political career, which is traced at the homestead. The five-room log house—reconstructed around original chimneys—and its outbuildings are furnished to evoke the period from 1795 to 1840 when three successive generations of the famed mountain family lived here.

The site offers a slide show, tours, exhibits and occasional recreational and educational events (including living history events).