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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  • We've selected this small house-museum because that's the first house built in Anchorage and we were curious. The house is small, and the foundation tries to leave as much as possible things as they w...  more »
  • Very interesting glimpse into early Anchorage history. Informal tour takes about half an hour. Close spaces.  more »
  • Fantastic guided tour with a very knowledgeable guide. You'll learn a lot about the early history of Alaska and Anchorage. It's a bit out of the beaten path, but well worth the visit. Highly recommend...  more »
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  • Visited the park after hours to take a look at the house. Really enjoyed the plaques outside that had some of the history and also stories behind some of the naming in the region. Found the story about the crazy pilots who tried to explore the interior of Alaska very enlightening. Also, crazy to imagine Anderson having to work so hard to get to Anchorage back in the day - makes me feel the drive wasn't so bad after all.
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