A Christmas Story House
A Christmas Story House
4.5
Speciality Museums • Points of Interest & Landmarks
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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.
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Jen
1 contribution
Dec. 2022
This is definitely a must do experience if you are in the area of Cleveland, Ohio. We have always watched the movie Christmas Story House; but wanted to see the actual property. We were super excited to be able to go and see the house in person. Definitely worth the trip, great price to go and do it, great muesuem/everything that goes along with it. Loved it!
Written December 30, 2022
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ptrzop
Bardstown, KY151 contributions
Dec. 2022 • Family
You can book the home online, which is the quickest and easiest way. When you arrive, check in time is 3PM but if the loft is ready, the staff will give you access. Before checking in, make time for for the free tour tickets....up to six. Get six so you have an extra ticket for memories. The check in is in the gift shop. The process is clunky, but it gets done

Staff member will take you over to the rear of the house. Park between the bumpus house so you are closer to the side door. The stairs go straight up to a landing. There is a good sized kitchen and an access door to the main house. Access is given after last tours. Upstairs is a landing area with a pull out couch and tv etc, bathroom and a bedroom. Sleeps up to six with two beds being ralphie and Randy's beds.

People will come up to the house all night so be ready for that. Also, know people will watch you in the house if you are downstairs.

Having said that, watch the movie, take pictures, Reinact scenes and enjoy the street and home.
Written December 29, 2022
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Thomas Pettiti, Esquire
25 contributions
Dec. 2022 • Friends
It was just like if you were in the movie with Ralphie and Flick! “Don’t shoot your eye out!” Awesome!
Written December 21, 2022
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Dale
37 contributions
Dec. 2022
Very misleading. Oh, it’s fun alright but hopefully everyone is informed that statements like “ sleep in Ralphie’s and Randy’s bed” is misleading.... those aren’t their beds.
The house was completely gutted and was re- constructed to look like what was in the movie. Not much of the inside of this house was in the movie. Maybe bringing the crate up to the front door, maybe a shot where the old man is across the street directing his wife where to put the lamp in the front window.
The car they claim was in the movie on their premises is not the car that was in the movie.
Few items in the house were in the movie. Few movie scenes were shot in Cleveland.
I’m not trying to be a Scrooge here but witnessing what is being told here is disappointing.
The original employees who lifted this place up and spent endless hours making it a success while the owner was out of town, are no longer there. None of them.
Oh, we could tell stories alright....
I’m very glad the house is a success but it came at a great cost if anyone has a conscience...
Written December 14, 2022
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Jeff
Leonardtown, MD10 contributions
Nov. 2022
This little house is adorable! It's hard to believe it was the main home in a major Christmas movie. The tour is only 45 minutes or so, but it does a great job with the history of the home and the unknown stories behind the scenes.
Written November 16, 2022
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LenEvanston
Naperville, IL603 contributions
Nov. 2022
The area includes the house and other nearby related shopping opportunities. The streets are very narrow and congested at this time of year. We were going to tour the house but couldn't find a close place to park.
Written November 16, 2022
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Pittsburgh, PA69,076 contributions
Nov. 2022 • Couples
We really enjoyed the tour of the Christmas Story house. It's exactly like in the movies. You get to see the red Rider BB gun,leg lamp,bunny suit etc. If a fan of the movie you'll love this tour.
Written November 9, 2022
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Radcliffer
Maryland237 contributions
Nov. 2022 • Couples
This was a lot of fun ! Went on the guided tour given by Bill , he was knowledgeable friendly . The tour takes about 45 minutes and you can take pictures . We enjoyed it and highly recommend if you like the movie.
Written November 8, 2022
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TBHOBBS
Winston Salem, United States8 contributions
Oct. 2022
Lots of memorabilia, definitely cool to see in-person, whether you are a fan (or not) of the movie. The tour guides provide plenty of "behind the scenes" facts that make you want to re-watch the movie immediately after visiting (or even before if you are making plans to visit). Heck, you can even rent the place and spend the night if you and your family desire. I would recommend that you don't rush but take your time and soak it all up.
Written October 30, 2022
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HappyCampersNH
Dover, NH237 contributions
Sep. 2022
Fun tour for fans of the classic movie. Really need to do better with the tree (too small and not decorated correctly) and put it in the correct corner.
Written October 18, 2022
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