Western Office

The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources Western Office

A service branch of the Office of Archives and History in the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, DNCR's Western Office offers professional expertise in historic resource management. 

Our office was established to serve the western region of the state and was officially opened on September 4, 1978. We are located at 176 Riceville Road, in the former VA Hospital "Building 13," a contributing property in the Oteen Veterans Administration Hospital National Register Historic District in Asheville. 

Now on View: Marking Mountain Milestones

Currently on display in the first floor Heritage Room Gallery from November 2016 to March 10th, 2017, Marking Mountain Milestones is a small celebration of western North Carolina’s abundance of special natural areas.  From National and State Parks to renowned Forestry Programs, the preservation of WNC’s natural beauty is celebrating some significant milestones.  The State Parks and National Parks systems are celebrating their 100th anniversary, and Haywood Community College is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Campus Arboretum and Forestry Stewardship Program. 

The exhibit will be open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include some special programming, dates and times TBD. 




Our Location

The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Western Office is located near the intersection of the Blue Ridge Parkway and Tunnel Road, right next to the Charles George Veterans Affairs Medical Center, at 176 Riceville Road in Asheville.

You can contact us by phone at (828) 296-7230.

Our normal hours of operation are Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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