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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Special Opening!
November 26, Thanksgiving Day
Book signing with Matthias Breiter.
Noon – 3 PM
Winter Hours, starting Dec 19
11 AM to 3 PM
Weekends, holidays & school breaks

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