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 at the Western Office: Teasures from Blackbeard's flagship the Queen Anne's Revenge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To commemorate the 300th anniversary of Blackbeard’s adventures along the North Carolina coast – the place where he was ultimately brought to justice – the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is showcasing a traveling exhibit that includes artifacts representing weaponry, nautical tools and personal items recovered from his wrecked flagship the Queen Anne’s Revenge (QAR).

The exhibit will be on display at the Western Archives Office from November 6th to January 6th. In addition to regular hours of Monday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Western Office will have two Special Saturday Openings on November 18th and January 6th. No tickets are required.

 

 

 

 

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.

DNCR Western Office Contact Form