Visit a Museum

 If you are interested in learning about Alaska's history, its people and the stories behind Alaska life, spend some time exploring various museums on the Glenn. Each museum is vastly different and the exhibits will give you insight into what makes Alaska unique. From downtown Anchorage to the further reaches of the highway, the Glenn boasts an interesting assortment of museums to enjoy.

Anchorage Museum of History and Art

The Anchorage Museum is located downtown on the corner of 7th Avenue and C Street. This is Alaska's largest museum, and it presents numerous exhibits each year. There are amazing displays of Alaska's history, Native culture and prehistoric times. Admission fees start at $6 and more information can be found at

Oscar Anderson House

This is Anchorage's only house museum and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It can be found at 420 M Street and is open from 12-5 p.m. weekdays from June 1 to mid-September. Cost is $3 for adults and $1 for children.

Eklutna Historical Park

Just outside Anchorage, at Mile 26 of the Glenn, is the Eklutna Historical Park. St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church is here and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Stop at the Village Heritage House and see photos and artifacts. The Eklutna cemetery with its colorful "spirit houses" makes an interesting tour (guided tours available) and there are Native arts and crafts available for purchase. Admission fees range from $3 to $6.

Palmer Museum of History and Art

The city of Palmer is less than an hour from Anchorage on Mile 40.5 of the Glenn Highway. The Palmer Museum of History and Art is part of the Palmer Visitor's Center, and is located at 723 S. Valley Way. This museum showcases Palmer's history, art, agriculture and development.

Colony House Museum

Located in the heart of Palmer at 316 E. Elmwood Avenue (just past the visitor's center) is the Colony House Museum. This is an original "Colony Farm House" built back in 1935 for the New Deal Resettlement project. Descendents of the original settlers serve as tour guides.

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