The headquarters of the Department of Historic Resources is located at:
2801 Kensington Avenue
Richmond, VA 23221
Phone: (804) 482-6446 (receptionist)
Fax: (804) 367-2391
We also have three regional preservation offices:
For more information about, and the location of the regional office serving your locality, visit our Regional Preservation Offices web page.
For a listing of DHR staff phone numbers, visit our Staff Directory.
Or for a list DHR divisions and their respective staff, visit our Divisions Directory.
DHR’s Administrative Services Division is based in our Richmond headquarters. If you need assistance for fiscal-related matters at DHR, please contact either
The Virginia Department of Historic Resources is the State Historic Preservation Office in Virginia. DHR fosters, encourages, and supports the stewardship and use of Virginia’s significant architectural, archaeological, and historic resources as valuable assets for the economic, educational, social, and cultural benefit of citizens and communities.
Follow this link to a listing of publications from DHR and the National Park Service, many available online.
Our mission is guided by the following documents:
As Virginia’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), DHR is mandated to periodically develop and publish a Statewide Comprehensive Preservation Plan (under by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended). On November 10, 2021 DHR published Virginia’s Comprehensive Preservation Plan, 2022–2027. The plan is far-reaching and intended both to inspire and to represent the work of the diverse stakeholders who benefit and who shape the future of Virginia’s historic landscape. The goals, objectives, and suggested strategies outlined in the plan target DHR’s next six-year planning cycle, 2021 through 20217.
See the report’s supplemental guidance and reference materials at the State Stewardship section of the DHR website. This year’s illustrated report highlights the efforts of Central State Hospital to preserve its archival records and memorialize its Unmarked Cemetery.
Updated May 5, 2022