Unique experiences await you in Statesville. Whether shopping in our downtown or outlets, visiting our five historic districts, attending one of our nationally known festivals, playing a round of golf, or dining in one of our fine restaurants, there is something for everyone in Statesville!
I-40, Exit 148 (Hwy 90 West), Hiddenite, NC. Named for the gem found only in this area, this quaint township features Hiddenite Gems/Emerald Hollow (828-632-3394) where the largest emerald in North America weighing 1,686.3 karats was found. The Hiddenite Center/Historic Lucas Mansion (828-632-6966) is a three-story Victorian mansion housing various collections and art galleries as well as a toy and doll collection.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.