Quirky Attraction: A Christmas Story House


A Christmas Story House
Location: Cleveland, Ohio (3159 W. 11th St.)
When to visit: 10 am – 5 pm daily (12-5 on Sundays)
Cost: $10 for adults, $6 for kids
Time needed to enjoy: 30-45 minutes
Website: www.achristmasstoryhouse.com

Much of the classic movie ‘A Christmas Story’ was filmed in Toronto, but the exterior shots of the family home were taken in a residential neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio. Since 2006, that restored yellow house has been the A Christmas Story House and Museum, which hosts thousands of visitors every year with daily tours.

Though the film was released in 1983, it was set in the ’40s, so everything here is designed to look really old. The interior of the house has been restored to look just like it did in the film. Visitors are encouraged to hold up the BB gun next to the tree and pose underneath the sink.


christmas story house collage


Across the street from the house itself is the museum, which houses original props and artifacts from the movie, like Schwartz’s hat and scarf, Miss Shields’s blackboard, and Grover Dill’s cap.

christmas story movie artifacts

The house is open year-round, but you can expect much larger crowds during the holiday season. It’s a must-visit for fans of the movie.


Would you visit the Christmas Story House?

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  1. My absolute favorite holiday movie of all time. Seriously. I can pretty much recite the whole thing line-by-line. If we ever make it to Cleveland I would definitely love to visit the house.

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