Oscar Anderson House Museum

Visitor Information

420 M Street
Anchorage, Alaska 99501

Phone: 907-929-9870
Website: http://www.aahp-online.net
Hours: Summer Tours Available Memorial Day through Labor Day Swedish Christmas Event the first two weekends in December See website for details

National Trust for Historic Preservation Member Discount: 10% off regular admission. 10% off merchandise in Museum.


The Oscar Anderson House is Anchorage's only house museum and provides visitors a glimpse of life in early Anchorage. Oscar Anderson was a Swedish immigrant, entrepreneur and businessman. In 1915, Oscar Anderson came to Alaska to purchase land, build a home, and then send for his family. By his own account, he was the 18th person to arrive at the new “Tent City”, the start of what is now the largest city in Alaska. The Oscar Anderson House was listed on the National Register for Historic Places in 1978 for its architectural significance and representation of Oscar Anderson’s role in the development of early Anchorage.