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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

Richmond Central Office

DHR Headquarters, Richmond Central Office
2801 Kensington Avenue
Richmond, VA 23221

Phone: (804) 482-6446
FAX: (804) 367-2391
Hours: 8:00 a.m.– 5 p.m. (Closed on state holidays.)
Staff Offices: By appointment, (804) 482-6446.

Archives & Library

Phone: (804) 482-6440
Hours: Tuesday Thursday: 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

The Archives and Library are closed Friday and Monday and on state holidays. No appointment is necessary to visit.

The Department of Historic Resources’ Headquarters in Richmond maintains the Commonwealth’s collection of data on historic structures, historic districts, and archaeological sites. Organized by city and county, this information, contained in 170,000-plus unique files, includes resource evaluation forms, photographs, maps and drawings, and is available for the public to view free of charge.

The department’s research library is the principal repository for Virginia survey and archaeological reports. The reports do not circulate but are available for use by the public in the library.

Go to the Archives & Library section of this website to learn more about what kind of information is available. Or for more information please contact by email Quatro Hubbard, Archivist, or by phone at (804) 482-6102 (Fax: (804) 367-2391).

Archaeological Collections

Hours: 8:30 a.m. 12 noon and 1 p.m.5 p.m. weekdays. The Study Collection is closed on state holidays.

  • Study Collection: DHR keeps an open collection of artifacts representing specific time periods, areas of the state, and artifact types for viewing and consultation by researchers.
  • Main Collection: Artifacts from more than 800 archaeological sites throughout Virginia are stored in the state Curation Facility. These collections, from all time periods, are also available for research and study by appointment.

For more information about these collections, visit the Archaeological Collections Program or to make an appointment, contact by email Dee DeRoche, Chief Curator, or by phone at (804) 482-6441 (Fax: (804) 367-2972).

Map and Directions to Richmond 

Updated August 14, 2018