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Historic Preservation

Oscar Anderson House Museum

420 M Street
Anchorage, Alaska 99501

In Elderberry Park, located on the west end of downtown Anchorage, you will find one of the first privately built wood-frame residences completed after the auctioning of townsite lots in 1915.  It is the only historic house museum in Anchorage.  Guided tours highlight the early history of Anchorage and the experiences of the Anderson Family.

For more information, download the brochure below:

The Oscar Anderson House Brochure 

Guided Tours

Public and Group Tours
Public tours are available.  For group tours (5+ people), reservations are required. Please call (907) 929-9870.

Summer Hours

June, July, August 2018
12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday through Saturday
(closed Sunday-Tuesday and 4th of July)

45-minute guided tours
throughout afternoon

Tours on Friday require advance reservations.

Group Tours

Reservations required.


Adults & teens
Children  3-12
Alaska residents
Children under 3
and AAHP members

Information and Reservations
The Alaska Association for Historic Preservation
(907) 929-9870

Winter Hours

2018 Swedish Christmas Celebration (Tentative)
(Hosted by the The Alaska Association for Historic Preservation)

December 1 & 2 
December 8 & 9
12:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Learn how early Anchorage celebrated the holidays.

Tours are ongoing throughout the afternoon.


$10 Adults & teens
$5   Children 3-12
(Under 3 free)

Groups of 5 or more, please call for a reservation: (907) 929-9870.

NOTE: Oscar Anderson House Museum will be closed for the rest of the winter after December 9, 2018, and will reopen in Summer 2019. 

    • Planning Department
    • Director: Michelle J. McNulty, AICP
    • 4700 Elmore Road, Anchorage, AK 99507
    • 907-343-7931

 External Links

Contact Information:

Kristine Bunnell, Historic Preservation Officer
Long-Range Planning Division
Planning Department

Phone:    (907) 343-7993

Other Information:

> Historic Preservation Plan for
   Anchorage's Four Original Neighborhoods