Cleveland, Ohio: House From A Christmas Story

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Address:
3159 W. 11th St., Cleveland, OH
Directions:
SE of the intersection of I-71 and I-90/490. From I-71 heading north, exit right at W 14th St, turn at 3rd right, Rowley Avenue to W. 11th St. It's right on the corner, to the right. Look for the Lady's Leg Lamp in the window.
Hours:
M-Sa 10-5, Su 12-5 (Call to verify)
Phone:
216-298-4919
RA Rates:
Major Fun
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A Christmas Story House.

House From A Christmas Story
The house where the Parker family lived in the classic 1983 holiday film is open for guided and self-guided tours. Not open on Christmas. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [12/04/2011]

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A Christmas Story House bathroom.

House From A Christmas Story

Two stories of A Christmas Story House to explore! Plus a museum, garage and gift shop!

[Ohio Tourist, 03/02/2016]

Official Red Ryder carbine action.

Christmas Story House

After years of fruitless wish-list yearning, the Christmas Story House now displays an actual "official Red Ryder carbine action, 200-shot, range model air rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time" used by Ralphie in the movie.

The BB gun, as described, never actually existed, so six were made as props for the film. One was given to star Peter Billingsley (who still has it along with his pink bunny suit) and one went to the film's production manager, who put it up for auction in 2015. Christmas Story House owner Brian Jones bought it for $10,000, and now has added it to the permanent exhibit in the Christmas Story House Museum.

No amount of cash, however, can buy one of the film's three original Lady Leg Lamps; they were all destroyed during production.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 12/02/2015]
A Christmas Story House and Lady Leg Shrine

Visited both attractions. The original house is great, the tour and shop across the street are excellent. As an avid fan and watcher of the movie every Christmas since it was released, I loved it. A very special thank you to Jim Moralevitz for his Leg Lady Shrine -- it was the perfect tribute and I was glad to see it. Worth it, worth it, worth it!

[Tod Runyon, 10/13/2014]

The Lady Leg Shrine is only a couple of houses away from the A Christmas Story house, so it's easy to visit both in one stop.

Christmas Story house.

"A Christmas Story" House

The 1983 movie "A Christmas Story" was filmed in this neighborhood. This house was the home of the main character, Ralphie, who wanted a BB gun for Christmas. More importantly, it served as the window setting for the famous "Leg Lamp," a shapely leg in fishnet stockings and a high heel topped off with a fringed lampshade. The house has been restored and is open for tours; a museum is located across the street.

[Ann Carden, 09/10/2011]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Lady Leg Lamp ShrineLady Leg Lamp Shrine, Cleveland, OH - < 1 mi.
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Planet Art: They Have LandedPlanet Art: They Have Landed, Cleveland, OH - 1 mi.
In the region:
Earnest Angley's Cathedral Buffet and Life of Christ Display, Cuyahoga Falls, OH - 24 mi.

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