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Southern Distilling Company

211 Jennings Rd, 704-978-7175. Hours: M-Sat: 10 am-6 pm, Sun: noon-5 pm. The storied distilling heritage of Statesville is reawakened by Southern Distilling Company. Bringing high quality, local bourbon and brandy production back to this agricultural community, in a 25,000 square-foot, glass-fronted showplace, along Interstate 77, near the I-40 interchange. Supporting tourism and the enjoyment of Carolina country, the 20-acre grounds will also be home to a demonstration farm and orchard..and mini donkeys!

Vance House Museum

501 W. Sharpe Street. Open Second Sundays from April 10-December 11, 2 to 5 pm. Call: 704-880-3067 for more information. One of the oldest structures in Statesville, the Zebulon Vance House served as headquarters for Governor Zebulon Vance during his exile from the state capitol during the last months of the Civil War.

Statesville Historical Collection

212 N. Center Street. (704) 878-2383. Hours: Monday-Friday-Noon to 5 pm. Free Admission. Visitors can view over 1,000 photographs, mostly of the downtown area, dating back to the early 1900s through the 1960s. Other artifacts and memorabilia are also on display.

Rescue Ranch

Formed in 2012 on 87-acres in Statesville, North Carolina, Rescue Ranch is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit animal welfare organization founded by Krissie Newman and her husband, NASCAR driver Ryan Newman. Rescue Ranch promotes humane education by focusing on rescuing on a fundamental level through hands on learning and care for animals. Currently, Rescue Ranch offers school, Scout and camp programs along with birthday parties and special events. Our memorial pet garden opened September 2014 and future plans include walking and riding trails, a vet clinic with an extern program, a therapeutic riding program and an adoption center.

For more information and ways to help, call 704-768-0909 or visit us online at http://www.rescueranch.com/ or in person at 1424 Turnersburg Hwy, Statesville, NC 28625.  You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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Historic Sharpe House

The historic home of Colonel Silas Alexander Sharpe has stood as a silent witness to the changing fortunes of Statesville, North Carolina since 1866.  Located at 402 South Center Street, Statesville. The house is open for tour groups by special appointment only. Contact Keith Rhyne-Site Manager at 704-682-7508 or sharpehouseevent@aol.com. 

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