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An Appalachian Christmas Carol

Event Description

An Appalachian Christmas Carol – Vance Birthplace State Historic Site and the American Myth Center to present an evening of story and tradition, but with a Carolina twist.

This Christmas season at the Vance Birthplace, we will present one of the greatest Christmas stories ever told, but with our own Zebulon Vance right smack dab in the middle. On Friday, December 8th and Saturday, December 9th through the theatrical magic of toy and shadow theatre, we will transport the audience directly into the Christmas Carol. Visitors will go on an extraordinary and illuminating journey through the entire site from the Birthplace to the 1790s slave cabin.

The American Myth Center is a new non-profit organization in Asheville, whose mission is to create new American Myths to serve as familiar points of reference in the urgent yet enduring investigation of our home. For more information visit,

This is a ticketed event. Tours will run every 30 minutes starting at 5:00 pm with the last tour at 9:00 pm. Adults are $5.00, 18 and under $2.00, 5 and under free. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made for $2 per ticket. Call the site at 828-645-6706 (9a-5p, Tues-Sat) to reserve tickets for your group. Please note, that reservations must be picked up *at least 20 minutes prior to the ticketed time or the reservation will be forfeited. Visitors can get in the Christmas spirit with holiday entertainment in our visitor center, or purchase apple cider and make a free take-away craft.

For more information, contact the Vance Birthplace State Historic Site at or 828.645.6706.

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