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
Tours are by appointment only.  No walk-ins.  Groups are restricted to a maximum of 6 people at a time in the museum. Please call (907) 206-2284.

Summer Hours

Museum will reopen o​n June 14, 2022

Tuesday through Thursday
12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Closed Sunday & Monday
45-minute guided tours
throughout afternoon

Group Tours
Reservations required.


$10  Adults & teens

$5  Children 12 years
and under

$5 Alaska residents
and senior citizens

Online reservations are used. It worked very well for the museum and for visitors. Walk ins will still be able to come in, but group size is limited to 8 people.

If you have a group of more than 8 people, please call to make special arrangements:

Museum Phone: 907-206-2284
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
make reservations online on secure site below.
Reserve your tour at:

Masks are not required at this time. If not feeling well, please consider visiting another day.

Winter Hours

2022 Swedish Christmas Celebration
(Hosted by the Alaska Association for Historic Preservation)

First two weekends in December
12:00 Noon  to 4:00 p.m.

Learn how early Anchorage
celebrated the holidays.


Tours are ongoing
throughout the afternoon.​

For  more information and reservations:

Oscar Anderson House Museum – Preservation Alaska (alaskapreservation.org)
Telephone: 907-929-9870

Return to the Historic Preservation Commission page. 

Contact Information:

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

Phone:    (907) 343-7920​
E-mail:    kristine.bunnell@anchorageak.gov

Other Information:

> Historic Preservation Plan for
   Anchorage's Four Original Neighborhoods