A Christmas Story House
We will be closed for our yearly maintenance from February 12th to February 23rd, 2018. A Christmas Story House, now restored to its movie splendor, is open year round to the public for tours and overnight stays. 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, 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. You can even shop through our online gift shop here. Proceeds from the gift shop and overnight stays help support and maintain A Christmas Story House & Museum.
We are located at 3159 W. 11th St., Cleveland, OH 44109 in the Tremont neighborhood. Just five minutes from downtown Cleveland.
We are open year round
7 days a week from 10am to 5pm
A Christmas Story House is also available for overnight stays.
To help you get around better once you arrive we recommend you check out the campus map of our property.
Tours run every hour starting at 10:15 am. The last guided tour is an hour before closing. Tour times may vary slightly. Tickets must be purchased prior to the last tour. Tickets can be purchased at our gift shop or in advance through our online gift shop Our physical gift shop is located diagonally across the street from the house. Click here for a campus map.
***Open Year Round – 7 Days a Week***
A Christmas Story House and Museum is open year round, 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm.
A Christmas Story House is also available for overnight stays.
A Christmas Story House, Museum and Gift shop are closed, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day, all other Major Holidays and the two middle weeks of February for maintenance.
Oh fudge… we will be closed for our yearly maintenance from February 12th to February 23rd, 2018
General Admission: $11.00
Children 3 to 12: $8.00
(Children 2 & under: FREE)
Seniors (60+): $9.50
Military (active duty and retired) may purchase admission at 20% off of full price general admission (per each valid military ID).
Admission information: (216) 298-4919 or email@example.com
Tickets include access to both A Christmas Story House and the accompanying museum.
Tickets can be purchased at the gift shop or in advance through our online gift shop. Tickets are valid for any visit and never expire.
The museum and gift shop are both located across the street from A Christmas Story House. The museum is directly across the street and the gift shop is in a separate house (white with black trim) to the left of the museum.
We accept all major debit and credit cards.
Tips while never expected or required for your tour guide are always welcome if you feel they have done an exceptional job and provided a memorable experience.
Spend the night in Ralphie’s house!!!
A Christmas Story House is now available year round for fans to spend the night in Ralphie and Randy’s beds. Overnight guests have use of A Christmas Story House’s private third floor loft for the entirety of their stay and use of the whole house from an hour after closing until 9 am the following day. Plenty of time to live out your favorite movie. The house can accommodate up to 6 guests per night. The loft area is equipped with a bedroom, living room, full kitchen and full bath. Sleeping arrangements include a queen bed, queen sleeper sofa and Ralphie and Randy’s twin beds. The rate for bookings begins at $495 per night and varies with the season. Please see below for a full list of seasonal rates. Included with a stay is a free tour for all guest of A Christmas Story House & Museum, as well as dining and beverage discounts at The Rowley Inn directly across the street .
For more information and reservations please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 216-298-4919 ext. 1017
A Christmas Story House has a FREE parking lot (6 spots) and FREE street parking on the streets in front of and directly adjacent to the property. Please see map below.
A couple of residents adjoining A Christmas Story House run PAID parking on their property. They will often try to wave you into their lots even though there is still plenty of free parking. A Christmas Story House is not affiliated with either of these operations.
When arriving at A Christmas Story House, we recommend looking for FREE street parking before paying to park.
Get 10% off your bill at The Rowley Inn when with your ticket stub from A Christmas Story House.
Located directly across the street from A Christmas Story House is The Rowley Inn, a neighborhood gastro pub with a gracious and welcoming family friendly atmosphere. Owner Jon Oberman can often be found behind the bar serving food and drinks to locals and visitors alike. The Rowley Inn offers 10% discount to guests of A Christmas Story House when you show your ticket stub. The more than a century old establishment once served as a swing shift bar for the steel mills adorning the river valley behind Cleveland Street. Now, transformed into a top-notch gastro-pub, having smoothed over some of the Rowley’s rough edges but retaining the rough-and-tumble old Tremont character it remains a local favorite. Chef Mark Ericsson has add an array of farm-to-table, locally sourced burgers, sandwiches, entrees and a few A Christmas Story theme drinks and dishes to the menu as well. You will often find the staff from A Christmas Story House there grabbing a bite to eat on their lunch break or unwinding at the end of the day.
For those staying over night in A Christmas Story House, The Rowley Inn offers meal and bottled beer delivery. Just call 216.795.5345 to place an order and they will bring it over to you. They also offer a special buy one get one free on your first adult beverage for guest once they have checked in for over night stays (certain exclusion apply).
During the filming the upstairs of the building served as the location for the commissary, make-up and wardrobe, and the bar served as a location for post-filming “meetings”. Location scouts interested in renting what is now A Christmas Story House tracked the owner to the house in the The Rowley Inn. Many extras in the movie were patrons who regularly frequented the bar and were there at a minutes notice when someone was needed, and several even still live in the neighborhood. Darren McGavin, who played the old man was a frequent regular at The Rowley Inn after filming was concluded for the day. There are several behind the scene picture of him at The Rowley Inn during the filming of the movie. They even have an exclusive collection of behind the scenes photos from the filming of A Christmas Story on their walls and website: therowleyinn.com/history-heritage
1104 Rowley Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44109
Bar Hours: 5:30am until close
We also partner with two local hotels, Red Roof Inn and The Renaissance Cleveland Hotel to provide out of town guests with accommodations:
Red Roof Inn offers the “Ralphie Rate”*!
Room Accommodations at any of the four Cleveland locations
Admission for two to A Christmas Story House
Special A Christmas Story Keepsake
FREE appetizer at Bac Chinese Restaurant
Choose from one of these Cleveland area locations for this special package:
6020 Quarry Lane
4166 St. Rt. 306
29595 Clemens Rd.
17555 Bagley Rd.
Middleburg Heights, OH
Reservations can be made online at RedRoof.com using promo code 609881 or over the phone by asking for the “Ralphie Rate”.
(800) RED-ROOF (800-733-7663).
*Starting at $99.99
The Renaissance is just 5 minutes from A Christmas Story House & Museum and directly adjacent to The Higbee Building on Cleveland’s Public Square.
Trivia Fact: During the filming of A Christmas Story in 1983 the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel is where the cast and crew stayed while filming in Cleveland. Back then it was known as Stouffer’s Inn on the Square.
The Renaissance Cleveland Hotel is located at 24 Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio 44113. (216) 696-5600
A Christmas Story cast reunion around the Leg Lamp.
The Parker Family: Mom, The Old Man, Randy and Ralphie.
A Christmas Story House in the closing scene of the movie.
A Christmas Story House Featured on Today Show
A Christmas Story House featured on TV Guide special “The Cast of A Christmas Story: Where Are They Now”