• 1900: Lower Camp in the gold mining town of Glacier City

    1900: Lower Camp in the gold mining town of Glacier City

  • 1916: Girdwood's First Street Plan

    1916: Girdwood's First Street Plan

  • 1963: Ski Patrol Prepares for Nationals

    1963: Ski Patrol Prepares for Nationals

  • 1980: Seibu Corporation purchases Alyeska Resort

    1980: Seibu Corporation purchases Alyeska Resort

The Roundhouse at Alyeska Museum

Roundhouse at Alyeska Museum

The 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

The James Girdwood Collection

The 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!

Visit Us

Summer Hours of Operation

Sept. 17 – Oct. 8
10am – 5:30pm
Daily

Admission to the Roundhouse Museum is FREE.

Winter Hours of Operation

Friday – Sunday

12:00pm – 7:30pm (hours are subject to change)
Weekends & Holidays

Check the tram schedule here.

Get Involved

Make a Donation

Contributions in any amount may be sent in care of Girdwood, Inc., P.O. Box 1102, Girdwood, AK 99587.

Volunteer Your Time

Our volunteers are the key to our success.
Contact us here to start now!

Roundhouse Gift Shop sales, voluntary contributions, and fundraising events also subsidize the Roundhouse.