October 17th, 2008 by Ralphie
The house used in the popular holiday classic “A Christmas Story” has been restored to its original movie appearance. Purchased and renovated by Brian Jones, a true fan of the movie who sells leg lamps for a living, the house takes visitors on a nostalgic journey to the sights and scenes where Ralphie Parker dreams of receiving an official Red Ryder carbine-action, 200-shot range model air rifle BB gun for Christmas.
In addition to A Christmas Story House, visitors can explore the museum and gift shop, where original costumes, props and other items from the movie are on display, more than 100 behind-the-scenes photos are featured and movie-related memorabilia can be purchased.
A Christmas Story House & Museum is located in Cleveland, just five minutes from downtown in the Tremont neighborhood. Just look for the leg lamp in the front living room window (it’s a major award).
A Christmas Story House & Museum
3159 W. 11th St.
Web site: www.AChristmasStoryHouse.com
From downtown Cleveland: Take Interstate 90 West. Exit at W. 14th Street. Turn left onto Clark Avenue. Turn right onto W. 11th Street.
From Interstate 71 or State Route 176/Jennings Freeway: Head north. Exit at W. 14th Street. Follow the signs for W. 14th Street North around the traffic circle. Turn right onto Rowley Avenue. Rowley Avenue ends at W. 11th Street at A Christmas Story House.
House and Museum Hours
A Christmas Story House & Museum is open year-round. Hours of operation are:
Thursday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. & Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
* From Nov. 26 – Dec. 31, open Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day and all other major holidays
Admission tickets to A Christmas Story House can be purchased at the gift shop located diagonally across the street from the house. Tours are conducted every half-hour. Advance tickets are not necessary. Group tours and rates are available.
Children 7 to 12: $5.50
Children 6 & Under: Free
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