We are a service branch of the Office of Archives and History in the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, offering 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.
Use the links to the right under "Inside the Western Office" for more information on our services, and click here for directions.
In addition to administrative and technical staff, the office includes representatives from the Historic Preservation Office, Archives and Records Section and Office of State Archaeology.