Old House

Operating Hours

Open Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Weekends and major Holidays


Main: (304) 558-0220
Staff List

WV Department of Arts,Culture, and History
Capitol Complex
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV 25305-0300
CONSULTANTS: Please be advised that the WV SHPO no longer requires consultants to come into the office to conduct a records search for Archaeological recourses. In addition, our office does not require consultants to append the User Research Records Form to technical reports that are specific to an Archaeological Survey. However, technical reports must indicate the date(s) on which our Interactive Map Viewer was accessed to conduct background research. While we strive provide the most up-to-date locational information for surveyed resources, not all Architectural and Historical Survey reports are available on the Interactive Map Viewer at this time. Knowing this, consultants should incorporate a visit to our Charleston Office to conduct necessary records research. Some survey files have ephemeral material beyond the Historic Property Inventory (HPI) forms. Our office also contains a non-circulating library of monographs, manuscripts, and Culture Resource Management as well as Architectural and Historical Survey (grant-funded) reports. If you need to schedule a records search please contact our Section 106 Review & Compliance Archaeologist for Archaeology projects, or our National Register Coordinator or the Architectural Survey Historian for Architecture projects. Please note that our office hours for records searches are 9:30 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday (closed for state and federal holidays). Copies are 25 cents per page. When possible, please provide at least a 72-hour notice before scheduling a visit. ERRORS: We are constantly updating our data to better serve you. If you notice any errors or missing PDFs, please help us by contacting our GIS Coordinator. Please include the Site ID of the resources you are reporting in your correspondence.

BROWSER SUGGESTION: We suggest you use the Firefox browser or Edge browser to view the Map Viewer. We have noticed a handful of the map viewers are not seeing the full map in the Google Chrome browser. Are you missing a survey in your view that was previously mapped? Try a hard refresh by pressing Ctrl + F5. If you have any questions, please contact our GIS Coordinator.
The public map viewer layers are free to access and available to anyone.

Restricted Data: Access to archaeological site and survey data and Civil War data will be granted to professional archaeologist who meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards. Applications will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. To apply for access, please complete the following steps:
  • Download and complete the User Agreement and Registration Form from the “Forms” section in the page menu above. E-mail completed forms and a copy of your CV to our Senior Archaeologist

  • Click the "Apply for Access" button below to create your username and password.

  • Both of these steps MUST be completed BEFORE access can be granted to our restricted data.

The activity that is the subject of this website has been financed with Federal funds from the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. The program receives Federal funds from the National Park Service. Regulations of the U.S. Department of the Interior strictly prohibit unlawful discrimination in departmental Federally Assisted Programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, age or handicap. Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility operated by a recipient of federal assistance should write to: Office of Equal Opportunity, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, NW, Washington, DC 20240.