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: To Preserve the Blessing of Liberty: State Constitutions of North Carolina
Through June 17, the Western Office is hosting on exhibit of North Carolina’s early constitutions that includes the original Declaration of Rights, amendments to the state and U.S. Constitution, and other early documents preserved by the State Archives of North Carolina.
A digital collection of these and supplemental documents is available on the State Archives website,
The documents will be on display on the first floor of the Western Office from May 16 to June 17 Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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.