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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 

Current News: 

The Historic Preservation Plan for Anchorage's Four Original Neighborhoods was recently adopted by the Anchorage Assembly on February 12, 2013.

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

May 27-September 1
12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday through Sunday
(closes on Labor Day)   

Group Tours
Reservations required.

$10 Adults
$5   Children over age 3

Donations are happily accepted.

Information and Reservations
(907) 929-9870

Winter Hours

2014 Swedish Christmas Celebration
(Hosted by the Alaska Association for Historic Preservation)

December 6 & 7
December 13 & 14
12:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Learn how early Anchorage celebrated the holidays.
Food, drinks, activities, and tours!

$20 Adults*
$5   Children 5-15
Under 5 free

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

*$15 of your donation is tax deductible

NOTE: Oscar Anderson House Museum will be closed for the rest of the winter after December 8, 2013, and will reopen in Summer 2014.  

    • Planning Division
    • Director: Jerry T. Weaver, Jr.
    • 4700 Elmore Road, Anchorage, AK 99507
    • 907-343-7909