This website is a partnership between the Tusculum Institute at Sweet Briar College and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. The website was designed by Vitrifire. The dozen "hotspots" were researched and illustrated by John Leeke and Historic HomeWorks in Maine. He also wrote the "How to Hire a Contractor Essay." Dominion Virginia Power contributed the sections on cost savings accrued from making historically sensitive repairs.

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Learn more at the DHR Website

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources has staff experts trained in every aspect of architectural history and historic preservation. Contact your regional officer for more information. For a list of staff members click here.

Highway Markers:

You can nominate an historic site in your community for the Virginia Highway Marker program, designed to highlight our rich and diverse past. To learn more about the criteria for state markers and costs, or to search the marker database, please visit the DHR website.