“It's the house from A Christmas Story!”
A Christmas Story House, now restored to its movie splendor, is open year round to the public for tours. Directly across the street from the house is the official A Christmas Story House Museum, which features original props, costumes and memorabilia from the film, as well as hundreds of rare behind-the-scenes photos. Among the props and costumes are the toys from the Higbee’s window, Randy’s snowsuit, the chalkboard from Miss Shields’ classroom and the family car. After reliving A Christmas Story at Ralphie’s house don’t forget to visit the museum gift shop for your own Major Award Leg Lamp and other great movie memorabilia. A Christmas Story House has FREE street parking on the streets in front of and directly adjacent to the property. A couple of residents adjoining A Christmas Story House run PAID parking on their property. A Christmas Story House is not affiliated with either of these operations. When arriving at A Christmas Story House, we recommend looking for FREE street parking before paying to park. A Christmas Story House Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3), non-profit established to restore and maintain the neighborhood surrounding A Christmas Story House & Museum for future generations to experience and enjoy. The foundation provides grants, both public and private, to projects that enhance and preserve the surrounding neighborhood. A Christmas Story House Foundation works with and is assisted by Tremont West Development Corporation. Tremont West is a non-profit organization that works to serve over 9000 residents as well as over ninety small businesses with community building, neighborhood infrastructure improvements, home maintenance and repair and events planning and management. Donations to the A Christmas Story House Foundation are tax deductible.
Free on-street parking, free to look outside the house. We make the stop every time we're near Cleveland. If you're a fan, pay for the tour, but beware that the interior shots from the movie were filmed in a studio, and the house reproduced them (very accurately, too!).
If you're a Christmas Story fan then this is a must. They just expanded the shop dramatically and you could even buy a full size bunny suit! Awesome!
Let me start by, this is not in the best part of town. Once we got there I felt safe as they own the surrounding houses. There are two unofficial parking lots to park on private property for a fee, but if you get there between tours you can park on the street for free. Tours start on every hour (1:15, 2:15, etc).
Definitely a must if you like the movie!
This was a fun stop! The staff were very knowledgable and shared many facts about the movie and the Cleveland house. Worth the trip.
A great stop, especially if you are a fan of the movie. I would recommend stopping if you get the chance.
Loved it! It has been a long time since I have seen the movie, but this is a museum where they encourage you to touch the exhibits and recreate favorite scenes for photos. They even bring out a load of "pink nightmares" you can put on for photos!
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The museum was very cool and is easy to find. We too the hour tour and felt there were too many people for the tour to feel comfortable. You get to walk around the house and take photos with the objects. You do learn some interesting tid bits about the movies plot during the tour.
If you have an hour to spare while passing through go for it. If this is your main stopping place I'd pass!
Since I'm a huge fan of the movie, I wanted to see the house. Glad I did! It was hard to find parking on the street on a Friday afternoon. So I went next door to park . I was able to take photos of the outside of the building and walk around . Great photo oppurtunity
We stopped for a brief visit right before Christmas. Had a great time wandering through the museum. We heeded others warnings about skipping the house tour and didn't feel like we missed anything
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A Christmas Story House and Museum
- Mon - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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