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Oscar Anderson House Museum, Anchorage

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The Oscar Anderson House Museum is a historical museum at 420 M Street in downtown Anchorage in the U.S. state of Alaska. Located in Elderberry Park, the structure was built in 1915 by early Anchorage resident Oscar Anderson. Anderson claimed to be the 18th person to set foot on what is now Anchorage. The structure was the first wood-frame house in Anchorage, and was occupied by Anderson until his death in 1974. The house was completely restored to a 1915 appearance between 1978 and 1982, and is now open as a historic house museum.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
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  • Fascinating history about early settlers in Anchorage. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of Oscar Anderson and his life has a settler.  more »
  • We had a very nice tour of this home. Our guide was very nice and it was neat to see the home "stuck" in the early 1900s. Anyone that likes this kind of thing should def check it out. Keep in...  more »
  • The wonderful lady giving the tour was very knowledgeable. She walked us through the whole house, which was build for one of the first families in Anchorage. She answered all my children's endless questions. I brought 4 children ages 13-7 and they all enjoyed seeing the historical items and learning about early Anchorage.
  • Cool museum. This place was listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1978.

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