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: The Mountains Are Calling: At Home in Western North Carolina

Through October 31, the public is invited to view this exhibition of photos by Brenda Scott that uses scenes of the Vance Birthplace Historic Site to explore the many facets of early life on a homestead in the mountains of Western North Carolina. The exhibit includes artifacts from the site as well. No tickets are required.

The exhibit is located on the first floor of the Western Office and is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.






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