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Christmas Story House

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Address: 3159 W 11th St, Cleveland, OH 44109
Phone Number: 216-298-4919
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: A Christmas Story House, now restored to its movie splendor, is open year...
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 and zeppelin, 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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Wonderful visit!!!!

My husband loves this movie so this was wonderful place to visit while we were in Cleveland!!!! The tour was great with a lot of great information on the movie, the characters... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

My husband loves this movie so this was wonderful place to visit while we were in Cleveland!!!! The tour was great with a lot of great information on the movie, the characters and about the area!! Coming in Feb. gave us a smaller group so more time for the tour guide to tell us more info!!! We were allowed to... More 

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Indiana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My sister and I were traveling through and decided to make a stop at the Christmas Story House! We were not disappointed! The house is just like the movie and you can take pictures wherever you want in the house! The staff were great as well! I would highly recommend stopping here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

All four of us, two adults and an 8 and 12 year old, really got a kick out of this attraction. The house is set up to look just like it did in the movie, despite the fact that only a few scenes were filmed there. When you arrive, go directly to the gift shop to purchase tickets for the... More 

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Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

If you're planning a trip to Cleveland, this is a stop you'll want to make on your trip! Less than 10 minutes away from downtown Cleveland. Christmas Story house/museum owner Brian Jones did an amazing job restoring it to its original glory. He's collected treasures from the set and items set during the movie's time period. You feel like you've... More 

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Central New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Who knew!? If you know the movie you'll find this a special treat in seeing and hearing about how the movie was made and learning about all those little secrets you didn't know. It made me want to go home and watch the movie immediately. Just be careful of the neighbors trying to make buck off this tourist attraction. I... More 

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Batavia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We never miss watching the movie each Christmas season, so we really enjoyed seeing the house. Great tour guide with lots of interesting facts. Check it out if you are in Cleveland.

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Italy, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I read the terrible reviews for this place. The interior scenes were not filmed here, of course not but all of the exterior scenes were. If you are a fan of the movie and within driving distance it is a must see. The gift shop is like any other tourist gift shop, what do the terrible reviewers expect? The museum... More 

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Madison
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I love this movie so it was sort of a pilgrimage for me. The house is interactive so you can touch/pick up most things are photograph yourself in scenes from the movie. But with tours every half hour, that only leaves about 15 minutes to wander around the house. I would have liked more time. But I would still go... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We were in Cleveland to visit family and I just had to make time to see the Christmas Story house. I am a fan of the movie and thought it was so much fun to see the actual house. The gift shop was also great.

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Petersburg, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

If you are a fan at all of the Christmas Story movie, it is a must-see! It was a fascinating little tour, which is very informative. They give you plenty of time to take pictures and it is hands-on which is very unusual for a tour.

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