Planning Department

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

June 16 to September 12, 2020

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

Friday and Saturday
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Closed Sunday & Monday
and the 4th of July

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


Winter Hours

2020 Swedish Christmas Celebration
(Hosted by the Alaska Association for Historic Preservation)

December - T.B.D.
12:00 Noon  to 4:00 p.m.

Learn how early Anchorage
celebrated the holidays.


Tours are ongoing
throughout the afternoon.


Information and Reservations
Alaska Association for Historic Preservation
Telephone:   (907) 206-2284


 Return to the Historic Preservation Commission page. 

How Can We Help You?

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