The Roundhouse at Alyeska Museum

Alaska's Only Mountaintop Museum and Interpretive Center


See the Proud History of the Girdwood Valley

The Roundhouse at Alyeska Museum

rh70sThe Roundhouse sits 2,280 feet above sea level and is accessible by aerial tram or ski lift. The distinctive octagonal building first served as a warming hut and later as a popular mountain gathering place. Built in 1960, the Roundhouse was placed on the National Historic Register in 2003, and is now a museum and interpretive center. Learn More.

The James Girdwood Collection

James Girdwood Photo Collection CoverThe Roundhouse at Alyeska Museum is proud to announce The James Girdwood Collection: Photos from 1896-1904. This book is the culmination of an archiving and digitizing process that has preserved a big part of the history of the town of Girdwood.

Available now in PDF and e-reader formats. Download yours today!


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Winter Hours of Operation

Thank you for a great summer! We are now closed for the season.

The Roundhouse will reopen on December 16, 2017.

Admission to the Roundhouse Museum is FREE.

Roundhouse Gift Shop sales, voluntary contributions, and fundraising events also subsidize the Roundhouse.
Contributions in any amount may be sent in care of Girdwood, Inc., P.O. Box 1102, Girdwood, AK 99587

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