CLEVELAND –April 11, 2018 – A Christmas Story House & Museum has acquired the property at 3153 W. 11th Street, just to the left of Ralphie Parker’s family home. Known to fans of A Christmas Story as the fictional residence of Ralphie’s hillbilly neighbors, the Bumpuses, and their 785 smelly hound dogs. The Bumpus Hounds are famous for harassing Ralphie’s Old Man and stealing the Christmas turkey.
Overnight rentals of A Christmas Story House began in June 2017, and have proven to be very popular with both out of town and local guests. “With the coming addition of the Bumpus House we are excited to be able to offer our visitors additional lodging options,” said Brian Jones, founder and owner of A Christmas Story House & Museum. “We are always striving to offer new ways to make visiting Ralphie’s house on Cleveland Street a unique and memorable experience.”
The home was previously owned by Joyce Seagro until her passing in October, 2016. Joyce lived in the residence during the filming of A Christmas Story and its sequel My Summer Story, the latter actually featuring the house as the home of the Bumpus family.
A Christmas Story House plans to open The Bumpus House to overnight guests in late-2018. No launch date has been set, but the renovations are currently underway.
Indoe Painting and Home Improvements has been hired to renovate the property prior to its opening. For more information and to follow the renovation progress please visit www.BumpusHouse.com
About A Christmas Story House & Museum:
A Christmas Story House & Museum, now restored to the original movie appearance, is located just five minutes from downtown Cleveland at 3159 W. 11th St. in the Tremont neighborhood. It is open year-round, 7 days a week, excluding major holidays. Tours of the house run every hour. Regular admission tickets are $11 for adults, $9.50 for seniors, $8 for children. For more information or for directions, visit www.AChristmasStoryHouse.com or call 216-298-4919.
About Indoe Painting and Home Improvement:
Indoe Painting is a small Westside Cleveland company with a hands-on attitude. As a preferred contractor of A Christmas Story House Foundation neighborhood restoration project, Indoe is committed to quality and finish of all the projects it is involved in. For more information visit http://indoepainting.com or call 440-454-0228