Oscar Anderson House Museum, Anchorage

Oscar Anderson House Museum, Anchorage (must see)

The Oscar Anderson House Museum is one of the oldest homes in Anchorage. It was built in 1915 by early resident and prominent business owner, Oscar Anderson. Born in Sweden, Anderson claimed to have been the 18th person to settle in Anchorage. The building is the first wood-framed house built in the city. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

Anderson lived in the house until his death in 1974. At that time, his widow, Elizabeth Anderson, donated the house to the city. It was fully restored and open as a museum in 1984. The house allows visitors a unique view of life in Alaska prior to statehood.

Visitors may tour the home from June 1 through September 18. Advanced reservations are required. Those visiting in the winter months may be able to take advantage of the home's special Christmas openings. The house is decorated for Christmas and Swedish treats are served to all guests.

Opening hours: June 15 - mid-September: Tue-Thu: 12 pm – 4 pm; Fri-Sat: 9 am - 4 pm

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Sight Name: Oscar Anderson House Museum
Sight Location: Anchorage, USA (See walking tours in Anchorage)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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