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Regional Preservation Offices

DHR maintains three regional preservation offices. They are located in Stephens City (Northern Region), Salem (Western Region), and in Richmond (Eastern Region).

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.

Eastern Region Preservation Office
(serving Central, Southside, Tidewater and the Eastern Shore)
2801 Kensington Avenue
Richmond, VA 23221
Map & Directions
Phone / Contact: (804) 482-6099 / Marc Wagner
Fax: (804) 367-2391

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

Northern Region Preservation Office
(serving the Shenandoah Valley and Northern Virginia)
P.O. Box 519
5357 Main Street
Stephens City, VA 22655
Map & Directions
Phone / Contact: (540) 868-7029 / Aubrey Von Lindern

DHR Headquarters in Richmond

  • This map shows DHR’s regional office coverage by counties. Use the map to contact either a regional archaeologist or architectural historian for your county / region.

Updated January 17, 2023