Own a piece of Cleveland history: ‘A Christmas Story’ house for sale

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A piece of Cleveland history is now for sale, and you can own this ‘major award’ for the right price!

The house, located at 3159 W. 11th Street, was featured in the 1983 film ‘A Christmas Story’.

Built in 1895, it was purchased on eBay in December 2004, according to the listing, and restored to its original movie glory.

Starting public tours in November 2006, the attraction has welcomed over a million guests and counting.

Annually, the listing claims admissions alone boast over 75,000 attendees, with many more visiting the gift shop across the street.

Becoming a tradition for Cleveland families and beyond, the house has ranked fourth on Trip Advisor’s “Top Attractions in Cleveland” list, and is open year-round, seven days a week.

On top of tours, both the house and the neighboring house, known as the Bumpus House, are available for overnight rentals.

But its not just the house for sale, the entire campus is outlined in the listing. This means the house, museum, gift shop, neighboring lots and more can all be yours.

The asking price has not yet been made available.

This announcement came just ahead of the HBO Max reboot ‘A Christmas Story Christmas’ being released on Thursday.

One group is already making its interest clear.

“We’re trying to work out the numbers to make it happen,” said Paul Bachmann, spokesperson of A Christmas Story Family. It’s a group created by actors of the film for fans of the movie.

He says they want to keep the magic of the home and surrounding buildings alive and he thinks his group could pull it off.

“We want that family aspect to stay,” said Bachmann. “Because that’s why we’re a Christmas Story Family is because when you’re watching the movie, you’re around family most times than not.”

Bachman says they’d keep everything as is, something many fans say they want to.

“I want it to go to someone who’s going to love it and really appreciate it,” said Kelly Connors, a fan who drove from Pennsylvania to see the home.

Connors says the movie has been a huge part of her life and seeing it brings back childhood memories. She hopes no matter who buys it, it’ll stick around so they can have the same experience she had Monday.

“I cried as soon as I turned the corner,” said Connors. “It’s absolutely more than anything I could have dreamed. This is a dream come true. "

The entire 1.3 acres can be viewed on their website, check it out for yourself...we ‘triple-dog-dare’ you!

Maddi Hebebrand

Maddi Hebebrand

Maddi joined Cleveland 19 News as a Digital Content Producer in May 2022.

Katie Wilson

Katie Wilson

Katie Wilson is a born-and-raised Clevelander who is thrilled to return back home. She grew up in Solon, Ohio before leaving for Emory University in Atlanta. Before making it back to Cleveland, Katie anchored and reported in Huntington, W.Va. as well as Youngstown, Ohio and Parkersburg, W. Va.