There's no denying A Christmas Story is one of the most classic holiday films of all time. Cleveland is home to the actual house where it was filmed, just across the street from the movie’s official museum. The house itself is a 19th-century Victorian, privately owned and recently restored to resemble both the exterior and interior of the home in the film. It’s the fictional childhood home of character Ralph Parker, which in the story is coincidentally located on Cleveland Street.
At the museum facing the house, you’ll find rare photographs from the film’s production, actual props including Ralphie’s snowsuit and toys, and costumes worn by the actors. It’s a fun way to relive the magic of the film, which comes even more to life with a tour through the house.
The house is open every day to tour, and is located in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland. Tours run every half hour starting at 10:15am, and self-guided tours are also available. Free street parking is located just in front of and beside the house. To get there from downtown Cleveland, take 90 West to the W 14th Street exit. You’ll find the house on W 11th Street, with admission costing $10 for adults and $6 for children. The museum is open daily from 10am to 5pm.