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Regional Preservation Offices

Location of Regional Offices

  • See this map of Virginia showing DHR's regional office coverage by counties.
  • To contact a DHR archaeologist for your county, see this map showing the counties covered by each of DHR's regional archaeologists. 

The Department of Historic Resources maintains regional preservation offices in Newport News, Salem (at Roanoke College), and Stephens City. The Capital Regional Preservation Office is co-located with the central office in Richmond.

DHR also maintains a satellite office in Sweet Briar on the campus of Sweet Briar College. The satellite office works in partnership with Sweet Briar’s Tusculum Institute to develop joint education and training programs that support the preservation of Virginia’s historic assets in a context of environmental stewardship and promote the Commonwealth’s historic legacy as a learning resource.

Regional offices are the first point of contact in Virginia for anyone seeking to nominate properties to the state and national registers, carry out local architectural or archaeological surveys, put historic resources to work in local comprehensive plans, promote the benefits of historic preservation, teach with historic places, study threatened archaeological sites, or develop and maintain sound local preservation programs.

Each office offers technical information and guidance on the full range of DHR’s statewide programs; on the location and significance of historic, architectural, and archaeological resources in its region; and on incentives for good stewardship of historic buildings and sites.

For more information, contact the regional office nearest you.

Capital Regional Preservation Office
(serving Central and Southside Virginia)
2801 Kensington Avenue
Richmond, VA 23221
Map & Directions
Phone: (804) 482-6099
Fax: (804) 367-2391
Contact: Marc Wagner

Western Regional Preservation Office
serving Southwest Virginia and the Lower Piedmont)
962 Kime Lane
Salem, VA 24153
Map & Directions
Phone: (540) 387-5443
Fax: (540) 387-5446
Contact: Michael Pulice

Tidewater Regional Preservation Office
(serving Eastern Virginia and the Northern Neck)
14415 Old Courthouse Way, 2nd Floor
Newport News, VA 23608
Map & Directions
Phone: (757) 886-2818
Fax: (757) 886-2808
Contact: Pam Schenian

Northern Regional Preservation Office
(serving the Shenandoah Valley and Northern Virginia)
P.O. Box 519
5357 Main Street
Stephens City, VA 22655
Map & Directions
Phone: (540) 540-868-7029.
Fax: (540) 868-7033
Contact: David Edwards, Director, DHR Regional Offices, or Joanie Evans.

DHR Sweet Briar College Satellite Office
P.O. Box 64
Sweet Briar, VA 24595
Phone: 434-381-6321
Fax: 434-381-6553
Contact Bob Carter, Director, DHR-SBC Satellite Office

DHR Headquarters in Richmond

Updated: 12.3.13