Anchorage Museum, Anchorage

Anchorage Museum, Anchorage (must see)

The Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center is a museum located in downtown Anchorage. Beginning as a public-private partnership to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Alaska purchase, it opened in 1968 with an exhibition of 60 borrowed Alaska paintings and a collection of 2,500 historic and ethnographic objects loaned from the local historical society, and the museum has been enlarged several times since.

Its official name is now Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The Anchorage Museum's mission is to share and connect Alaska with the world through art, history and science. The museum has grown steadily and expanded three times since then, most recently in 2010, to its current size of 170,000 square feet with a collection of 25,000 objects and 500,000 historic photographs, and a staff of more than 50. It welcomes over 180,000 annual visitors from Alaska and from around the world and serves as a cultural center for the community.

The museum is repeatedly ranked among Alaska's top ten visitor attractions.

Winter hours:
October 1 - April 30: Tuesday-Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday: 12 pm - 6 pm

Summer hours:
May 1- Sept. 30: Monday – Sunday: 9 am - 6 pm
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Anchorage Museum on Map

Sight Name: Anchorage Museum
Sight Location: Anchorage, USA (See walking tours in Anchorage)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) Containing This Sight:

Walking Tours in Anchorage, Alaska

Create Your Own Walk in Anchorage

Create Your Own Walk in Anchorage

Creating your own self-guided walk in Anchorage is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Anchorage Kids Entertainment Tour

Anchorage Kids Entertainment Tour

Anchorage is a great place to have fun with your family. This city welcomes children of any age to enjoy delicious desserts in local sweet shops and have fun visiting fascinating museums, interactive theatres and souvenir shops. Take this tour to explore the family-friendly city of Anchorage.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 Km or 0.5 Miles
Museums and Art Galleries

Museums and Art Galleries

Situated on the Cook Inlet, Anchorage is a surprisingly flourishing and cosmopolitan city with a wide variety of attractions. It is home to a large number of museums and art galleries, offering the possibility to explore Alaska's indigenous history and culture. Take this tour to explore the city's exciting past.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 Km or 0.9 Miles
Anchorage Shopping Tour

Anchorage Shopping Tour

If you want to take home something by which to remember your trip to Anchorage, consider visiting the city's shops located in the heart of downtown. Here you will find articles made of materials that represent Alaska's treasures - gold, timber, whalebone and furs, along with indigenous artwork and hand-made souvenirs by native Alaskans. Take this self-guided tour and visit the best...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 Km or 0.9 Miles
Anchorage Introduction Walking Tour

Anchorage Introduction Walking Tour

The city of Anchorage was founded at the beginning of the 20th century and has since grown to become Alaska's largest city. Nowadays it is a modern prosperous city with a well developed infrastructure. A rather short, yet captivating story of Anchorage can be observed when visiting its major attractions. Explore this unique city by taking a landmarks tour around downtown

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles