The Historic Sharpe House
Victorian Traditions in Gilded Age Style



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A Farewell to Downton Dinner Event Pictures

A Farewell to Downton Dinner

A special thank you to the nearly 100 people who joined us at the Historic Sharpe House in Statesville to bid a fond farewell to Downton Abbey.

PBS Charlotte supporters were treated to a truly regal six-course “Farewell to Downton” dinner.

Handsome footmen, gorgeously set tables, delicious food and fabulous entertainment helped us heal from mourning the loss of our most beloved series.

Thank you to EVERYONE who made the evening so special. Keith Ryne (aka Mr. Carson and Miss O’Brien) and Cindy Adkins, we so appreciate ALL the efforts of your team to transport us to another place in time. It was an exquisite evening we will never forget.

(From the WTVI PBS Blog)






The historic home of Colonel Silas Alexander Sharpe has stood as a silent witness to the changing fortunes of Statesville, North Carolina since 1866. Originally the home of the City's first mayor, it reflects the hopes and hard work of a post-Civil war generation committed to rebuilding their community as a thriving center for trade while never losing touch with a tradition of gracious Southern hospitality.

Today, thanks to the forethought and generosity of his descendants, this grand reminder of a genteel past is open again. The Silas Alexander Sharpe Foundation is proud to welcome you to a place where the future meets the past. We invite you to take a few minutes to explore our history, programs and events. And we hope you will visit us soon.



The house is open for tour groups by special appointment only:  Admission is $5.00 with children under 12 free.

*** Hours are subject to change to accommodate private events. We recommend calling ahead before you visit us.


The Sharpe House
402 South Center Street
Statesville, NC  28677