The “A Christmas Story House & Museum” is the ultimate destination for 80s movie fans. Few Christmas movies are quite as iconic as “A Christmas Story”. First released in 1983, this holiday hit quickly became a cult classic and a popular part of many a holiday tradition.
Take your super fan status to the next level by visiting the ACTUAL house where the movie took place! Yep, this is a real house, it’s open all year round, AND you can even stay in the house overnight!
What is the “A Christmas Story” House & Museum?
This nostalgic destination is split into two main buildings: the house where the movie was filmed and, across the street, a museum where you’ll find movie props and costumes.
At the house, you’ll get an up close and personal view of where Ralphie lived in the movie. You can even book a stay to sleep there overnight. Or stay at the Bumpus House, home to “those turkey eating hounds”, next door (more on that below!).
Who wouldn’t want to see the Major Award Leg Lamp in real life?!
(Pssst.. you can even buy your own Major Award Leg Lamp at their gift shop!)
Right across the street, you’ll find the museum where you can see REAL movie props, costumes, and toys from the film – like the iconic Red Ryder BB Gun.
Other classics on display include behind-the-scenes photos, Randy’s snowsuit, and a rotating display of actual outfits and costumes worn in the movie (and much more!).
Overnight Stays at the “A Christmas Story” House
Recreate your favorite iconic scenes when you stay overnight! There are two houses available for overnight stays: the “A Christmas Story” house (where Ralphie lived during the film) and the Bumpus House (next door).
When you book a stay at the “A Christmas Story” house, you’ll get to stay in a private third floor loft and have use of the entire house from an hour after closing until 9am the next morning (some hours may change during Christmas season). The house accommodates up to 6 guests per night, and the loft includes: a living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, a queen bed, queen sleeper sofa, and Ralphie and Randy’s twin beds!
The Bumpus House has two overnight rentals available: The “Hound Dog Haven” suite on the first floor (up to 4 guests), and the “Stolen Turkey” suite on the 2nd and 3rd floors (up to 6 guests). You can also book both suites together to have access to the whole house during your stay.
Important Details for Your Visit:
Where is it?
The “A Christmas Story” House & Museum is located at 3159 W. 11th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44109. That’s less than a 4 hour drive from downtown Cincinnati!
When is it open?
True fans know “A Christmas Story” isn’t just for the holiday season. That’s why the house and museum are open for visits and overnight stays year round!
The house, museum, and gift shop are open Thursday-Monday from 10am-5pm. They are closed on New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. And closed for yearly maintenance from February 13th – 24th.
How much does it cost?
General admission is $15. Seniors (60+) are $14. Children 3-12 years old are $11, and kids under 3 years old are free. Active duty and retired military can get 20% off general admission for each valid military ID. Tickets can be purchased in person or online at their website.
For overnight stays:
Rates vary based on the time of year and which part of the house you want to stay in. Check out their website for rates and availability.
Where can I park?
The campus includes two free parking lots. If those are full, there is plenty of free street parking in the area.
The “A Christmas Story” House and Museum is located at 3159 W. 11th Street, Cleveland, OH 44109