You’re looking at pretty much the most natural, holiday themed house and museum in the world. And now, it can be all yours. Wall-to-wall anecdotes throughout, this lovely classic is both spacious and intimate. Nostalgically upgraded with somewhat ancient appliances, you’ll be sure to be the talk of town when you own this world-famous house and museum based on a beloved Christmas classic film. The gem of the lot is the main house, located in Cleveland, Ohio at 3159 W. 11th street, 44109.
1103 Rowley Ave.
Just one hop, one skip and one jump away is The Museum. Like the name implies, The Museum features the largest collection of original costumes, props, behind-the scenes photos and other items from the movie. The detached garage is home to a 1939 Ford LaFrance firetruck (just like the one featured in the film!).
When we say all this can be yours, we’re serious. The entire campus is for sale, which spans a total of 1.3 acres including five buildings on seven parcels. Additionally, there are two public and one private parking lots, and two empty lots which create room for further expansion.
|Description||Address||Zoned Land Use|
|(A) Museum, Gift Shop & Parking||1103 Rowley Ave||Store with Walk Up Apartments|
|(B) A Christmas Story House||3159 W 11th St||Other Commercial Housing|
|(C) Bumpus House & Parking Lot||3153 W 11th St||Other Commercial Housing|
|(D) Empty Lot / Side Yard||3161 W 11th St||Commercial Vacant Land|
|(E) Empty Lot||3151 W 11th St||Single Family|
|(F) Staff Parking||1110 Buhrer Ave||Commercial Parking Lot|
|(G) Rental Property||1110/12 Rowley Ave||2 Family|
1103 Rowley Ave.
The Gift Shop
The 4,000 square-foot Gift Shop, located across the street, features whimsical souvenirs that make the most glorious gift for that special someone, or that person you see as “just a friend”.
The House, built in 1895, was purchased on eBay in December 2004 and required a massive renovation to restore it to its original movie splendor. The House started public tours on November 25th, 2006 and since has welcomed over a million guests and counting. Annual paid admissions boast over 75,000 attendees and many more visit the Gift Shop. In addition to being open for daily tours, both The House and The Neighbor’s House are each available for overnight rentals.
3153 West 11th St.
The Neighbor’s House
The House, ranked fourth on Trip Advisor’s “Top Attractions in Cleveland” list, is open year-round, seven days a week. The 60-minute guided tours begin at 10:15 daily and run every half hour. The Tour includes trivia and fun facts about the home and guests are encouraged to interact with beloved replica props from the film. The House is a virtual smorgasbord of IG moments.
So go ahead. Buy it. It’ll make one heck of a Story.
The House is highly-rated across numerous travel and review platforms:
TripAdvisor: 4.5 Rating (2,200+ reviews)
Google: 4.7 Rating (4,700+ reviews)
Facebook: 4.7 Rating (133,000+ followers)