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We stopped here for a quick visit. Our guide was informative and interesting. It was fun to learn how Anchorage got its start and to see one of the early homes. She had pictures of the area from back in the day and it is...More
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 were and to add only items that are related to the...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 recommended for all types of people interested in history.
The house wasn't open when we walked by on the adjacent Tony Knowles Trail, but the property is attractive and they do have a sign outside explaining the significance of this historic home built in 1915. Oscar Anderson immigrated from Sweden and became a prominent...More
Nice little park location downtown, near the trails and water for more pictures, I heard to story about the ghost of Oscar Anderson. So had to check it out. Nope didn't see him. But heard a few tales about him. Great story and house .
I had not much time to visit the storical house as my aiplane was leaving, but I had to do it to understand something more about Anchorage. And it is worth to go there. The lady who takes care of the house is adorable and...More
This house was one of the first built as a frame house after the town lots were auctioned off in 1915. The house is small, but is furnished in the style of the times, complete with window coverings, bedspreads, wood stoves, kitchen appliances, all the...More
...as taught by as fine a docent as I have run across. She had an amazing way of keeping one's attention, made a point of learning about the background of those in the audience, and tailored the presentation to fit the audience. This place is...More
So much history in a tiny little space. History of Anchorage, of course, but also history of archetecture, design, and U.S. history as well.
Step into this house, and you will step back in time. Take the tour.
Easily found at the West end of...More