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A Christmas Story House | 3159 W. 11th Street Cleveland, OH, 44109
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Back in the early 1980s, producers of the classic holiday film "A Christmas Story" — based on a story written by author Jean Shepherd — were seeking filming locations for what was supposed to look like an Indiana steel town in the '40s. They found their answer in a home located in the Cleveland neighborhood of Tremont.
Originally built in 1895, the house underwent a series of facelifts both before and after filming. In 2004, San Diego-based entrepreneur Brian Jones — a longtime fan of the film — bought the home on eBay and renovated it to once again match the scenes from the movie. He used profits from his own business (selling replicas of the movie’s iconic leg lamp) for the down payment.
This means the 1983 holiday classic has become as much a part of our city as pierogies and craft beer. While you can see the Parkers' two-story Victorian on a continuous loop on TBS every Christmas, people from all over can come to Cleveland and visit it year-round.
And boy, do they.
Relive "A Christmas Story" at Ralphie's actual house used in the film - completely restored to its movie splendor. After your walk through the house, stop by the gift shop across the street which offers a wide array of memorabillia and collectibles from the movie including behind the scenes...