Discover the rich tapestry of Virginia’s history and archaeology through our curated collection of interactive maps and databases. Delve into the past as you explore the cultural heritage and historic sites that define the landscape of our storied Commonwealth.

Cover of the book The Negro Motorist Green-Book (1940 edition).

Explore places listed in the Green Book and learn about related projects at DHR.

A screenshot of a sample highway marker showing the image of the marker and its text in a database.

Search for highway markers across Virginia on an interactive map.


Learn about queer history across the Commonwealth! This virtual tour highlights twelve places important to Virginia's LGBTQ past.


Learn about the history surrounding you! Browse listings, highway markers, and see how many archaeological sites and historic properties are in your area.

An example screen showing a layout of projectile points and information about them.

See examples of projectile points found in Virginia.

A screenshot of a VLR Online listing showing sample content including a photo of Monticello and information about the listing.

Browse listings in the Virginia Landmarks Register/National Register of Historic Places by locality and topic.

Mockup of an interactive mobile tour on a phone.

Walking Tours

Get outside and get moving while learning about Virginia's historic places! DHR's walking tour series is an ongoing project, with more tours added regularly.

Interactive Walking Tours

Use the navigator below to find a tour near you. from there, use your mobile device’s location to explore local history.