Tour the A Christmas Story House & Museum in Cleveland

If you’re a big fan of the holiday movie “A Christmas Story” you’ll definitely want to tour the “A Christmas Story” house in Cleveland, Ohio.

The movie is such a fun tradition to watch every year around the holidays and superfans can relive some of their favorite movie moments on the tour.

Tour the A Christmas Story House & Museum in Cleveland

You Can Tour the A Christmas Story Home Year Round

Visitors don’t have to wait until the holidays to visit the A Christmas Story House.

The A Christmas Story House resides in a neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio and tours are available year-round.

A Christmas Story Fun Facts:

  • The “A Christmas Story” movie is based on Jean Shepherd’s book “In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash.”
  • The author grew up in Hammond, Indiana which was the inspiration for the town in the movie.
  • Both Ralphie and the author lived on Cleveland Street and attended G. Harding Elementary School.
  • Soap flakes and firefighter foam were used to make some of the snow for the scenes with the kids and bullies.
  • A hidden suction tube was used inside the flagpole so that Flick wasn’t injured during the scene where his tongue sticks to the flagpole.
  • 20 cities were scouted for filming locations of the movie.
  • Ralphie’s dad was almost played by Jack Nicholson but the low-budget film couldn’t afford his salary.
  • Peter Billingsley was the very first child actor to audition for the role of Ralphie. Peter got the part over thousands of other child actors who auditioned.
  • Exterior scenes of the A Christmas Story house were filmed in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Interior scenes of the A Christmas Story home were filmed in Canada.
  • The department store scenes were filmed in the Higbee building located in downtown Cleveland.
  • During the filming, all 3 of the leg lamps made for the movie were broken on set.
  • “The Wonder Years” television show was inspired by “A Christmas Story.”
  • Peter Billingsley kept a few props from the movie (the Red Ryder BB gun and the pink suit)
  • The narrator of A Christmas Story was author Jean Shepherd.
A Christmas Story House Leg lamp

Take A Pic of the A Christmas Story Leg Lamp

Once you’re inside the A Christmas Story house you’ll immediately be drawn to the iconic leg lamp that was a point of contention between the parents in the movie.

The home still proudly displays the leg lamp in the window for visitors to view.

bedroom in A Christmas Story House Museum in Cleveland

A Christmas Story House Tour

Each room of the “A Christmas Story House” will help you recall different scenes from the movie.

leg lamp in Fragile box
Ralphie's homework

You can read Raphie’s homework assignment sharing what he wanted for Christmas.

A Christmas Story Gift Shop Cleveland Ohio

A Christmas Story Gift Shop

A Christmas Story House Gift Shop is just across the street from the house where you can purchase just about any kind of novelty item that is themed around the movie.

A Christmas Story Gift Shop Cleveland Ohio

I had to fight the temptation to bring home a leg lamp Halloween costume and of course my very own leg lamp.

A Christmas Story Gift Shop Cleveland Ohio

Check out this adorable mini village scene that is A Christmas Story-themed.

A Christmas Story Gift Shop Cleveland Ohio

There is a gift to purchase that represents pretty much every aspect of the movie.

A Christmas Story House Gift Shop Cleveland Ohio

A Christmas Story Museum showcases memorabilia that has to do with the movie.

A Christmas Story House Cleveland Ohio

A Christmas Story & Museum is open year-round!

 A Christmas Story House Museum in Cleveland

A Christmas Story House Tickets and Admission

  • General Admission: $15
  • Seniors (60+): $14
  • Children (3-12 years): $11
  • Children under 3 are free.
  • Fast Pass: (3 and up): $40
  • Military (active duty and retired) may purchase admission at 20% off of full-price general admission (per each valid military ID).

***Tickets include access to both A Christmas Story House and the accompanying museum.

*Pricing was accurate at the time of posting. Confirm pricing and hours before you go.

Additional Admissions information: (216) 298-4919 or info@achristmasstoryhouse.com

Tickets can be purchased at the museum gift shop or in advance through our online gift shop.

A Christmas Story House Rental

You can spend the night in A Christmas Story House or The Bumpus House. There are 3 overnight accommodations for guests to choose from.

No pets are allowed for overnight guests.

Reservations for Overnight Stays

A Christmas Story House is open year-round to the public for tours and even has overnight stays.

Sleep in A Christmas Story House

Overnight guests sleep in the private third-floor loft during their stay and can use the whole house from an hour after closing – 9am the following day.

A Christmas Story House sleeps 6 guests. (queen bed, queen sofa sleep, and Ralph and Randy’s twin beds.

This rental includes a free tour of A Christmas Story House & Museum.

The Bumpus House – located to the left of A Christmas Story House

  • The “Hound Dog Haven” suite on the first floor can accommodate up to 4 guests per night.
  • “Stolen Turkey” suite on the second and third floors, can accommodate up to 6 guests per night.

*Guests also have the option to rent the entire Bumpus House.

sign for A Christmas Story House

Scenes from A Christmas Story movie were filmed in Cleveland, Ohio and Toronto, Ontario in Canada.

 A Christmas Story House Leg lamp

Which Scene From A Christmas Story is Your Favorite?

So many of the scenes from the A Christmas Story movie are holiday classics.

A few of my favorite movie scenes from “A Christmas Story” movie are :

  • When Ralphie’s friend Flick gets his tongue stuck to the flagpole
  • Ralphie’s brother getting dressed to go outside in the snow
  • When Ralphie’s dad opens up the fragile box to discover his leg lamp
  • Santa Claus pushing Ralphie down the slide

What’s your favorite scene from the movie?

Where is A Christmas Story House Located?

A Christmas Story House address is 3159 W 11th St, Cleveland, OH 44109.

 A Christmas Story House Museum Sign

Where Do You Park for the A Christmas Story House?

There are two free parking lots along with free street parking on the streets in front of the A Christmas Story House.

The first parking lot is left of A Christmas Story House and the second parking lot is to the right of the gift shop.

Thanks again to Positively Cleveland for hosting my visit.

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