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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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  • This is the oldest residence in Anchorage. The tour guide gave a great presentation and was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Very enjoyable. 
    This is the oldest residence in Anchorage. The tour guide gave a great presentation and was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Very enjoyable.  more »
  • I wanted to do something quick when we got into town, so I made a reservation to tour this house museum. My husband and I had a private tour and it was wonderful. The tour guide was excellent - she.....  more
    I wanted to do something quick when we got into town, so I made a reservation to tour this house museum. My husband and I had a private tour and it was wonderful. The tour guide was excellent - she.....  more »
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  • This place is a hidden gem of Anchorage & great place to visit. There are lots of antiques & heirlooms from the Anderson family that are all out in the open to view as opposed to most museums that have a wall plexiglass as a barrier. I highly recommend the guided tour with Amy who is so nice about answering questions, but also very knowledgeable about everything in the house. The guided tour can be booked on line via email. As a side note, the house is located in Elderberry Park that is by the coastal trail. So we had a lovely afternoon as we did the the Anderson house, rented bikes & had some tacos at food cart close by.....
  • Our guide Amy was very knowledgeable and we really appreciated learning about the history of the house and Oscar! We stumbled upon this house while out walking and made a note to come back when it was open. We purchased tickets online day-of and had no issues. Great indoor activity to escape the rain!

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