Tour Of The Munster Mansion In Waxahachie, TX
We got a private tour by the Lady of The House with a couple of other local bloggers and it was so fun!
I watched The Munsters growing up and it was a fun, quirky show, so to be able to actual tour this place was so awesome! The owners have spent years and tons of money replicating the house in the show down to very specific details, including the cars and clothing!
We very much enjoyed our tour and got to hear many stories of the actual actors visiting the home and actually spending the night there!
Now, this is not a place that they show year round and live somewhere else… they LIVE here, and show it once a year at this upcoming event! They eat in the kitchen and until she couldn’t stand sleeping in a full size bed anymore, they actually slept in the bedroom modeled after the show (they have since made a bedroom next to that one and added a larger bed.) She said they have 6 grandkids who come and stay with them and that they all still sleep, even the older ones, at the foot of their bed in the floor rather than in any of the other rooms in the house!
Once you enter the house you see Spot the pet dragon comes out from under the stairs to greet you with shining eyes and fierce roar!
To the right of the stairs you’ll see the coffin phone that comes out of the wall! And as you enter the living room Herman is there to greet you with his laugh!
The living room is complete with the organ!
You can see the harp behind the couch and the electric chair in the corner!
Then as we move into the dining room we see the ever hospitable Lily!
Then we move upstairs to the Master Bedroom:
This is where we get to see the beautiful collection of Lily’s dresses that The Lady Of The House wears for the event.
We can’t forget about Grandpa and his lab!
We caught a glimpse of the Munster Coach but, the Drag-u-la was under wraps until the party!
There’s more to the mansion including Eddie and Marilyn’s room and so many more things I couldn’t fit in all of the photos! You’ll have to make plans to attend to be able to see it all!
If you are anywhere near Waxahachie, TX this weekend you have to check out this event on Friday and Saturday! It’s a charity event and the proceeds each year go to a different project. This year it is the local Sevior Center. The even is free each year, there are a few things that do require some money such as food and autographs. The tour of the home itself is $20 for adults and $12 for kids 12 and under. But, there are plenty of events on the grounds all night to keep you and your family adn friends busy!
PLUS, Pat Priest, a.k.a Marilyn Munster will be there!
The home tour and costume party will be held October 24th & 25th 2014 from 7p.m. until midnight. Tickets are $20 adults and $12 children 12 and under.
Cash only. Tickets are only available at the event and on the night of the event.
Food, drinks, and midway games are extra and require tickets which can be purchased along with the home tour tickets.
Pat Priest (Marilyn Munster) will be attending to meet her fans, sign autographs (extra fee), and take photos.
Park at Finley JR High 2401 Brown ST. Waxahachie, TX. 75165 (www.mapquest.com).
Free shuttles to and from the house. Security at the school and house.
We will have a booth setup selling Munster’s memorabilia. Knights of the Realm Collectibles (www.knightsoftherealmcollectibles.com) will also have a booth setup selling a variety of toys and autographs.
So, make your plans now to attend!