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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 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

12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday through Sundays
excluding holidays

45-minute guided tours

Group Tours

Reservations required.

$10 Adults
$5   Age 12 and under
$5   Alaska residents, all ages
AAHP members free. 

Donations are happily accepted.

Information and Reservations
(907) 929-9870

Winter Hours

2016 Swedish Christmas Celebration
(Hosted by the The Alaska Association for Historic Preservation)

December 3 & 4
December 10 & 11
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 11, 2016, and will reopen in Summer 2017. 

    • Planning Division
    • Director: Hal Hart
    • 4700 Elmore Road, Anchorage, AK 99507
    • 907-343-7931