The spooky house was replicated and designed only using the show footage.
Remember The Munsters? What an iconic show! The 60's sitcom about a strange little monster family who lived in 1313 Mockingbird Lane. It has been over five decades since the last episode of the show aired but it is still close to our hearts. If you find yourself missing the show and would like a trip down memory lane, you can actually do that. Sure, you can look up the show online or you can go a step beyond. You can now visit the house of the Munsters and have that awesome immersive experience. Something you can't get from just watching the show.
Granted that it is not the actual house the Munsters lived in, but it's just as good and you won't even be able to tell the difference. After all, the McKees have put their blood, sweat, and tears into making sure every inch of the house is just like the one from the sitcom. Sandra and Charles McKee are the proud creators of the house. On their site, they state, "It has been painstakingly recreated room by room, through watching and re-watching footage from the show. Many pieces in the house are from the show or exact matches of items from the show. This is a living work as each year more detail is added, and more items collected to make this as exact as it can be."
The efforts of the couple have been really admirable especially since they had no plans or blueprints to go by in creating the house. The house was replicated and designed completely only with the use of the show footage. They also currently live in the Munster Mansion and say that it "is a dream come true for us." The show was quite popular in the day on account of it featuring characters that included Frankenstein's monster, vampires, and even a werewolf. What was not to like? But the McKees were a head above the other fans when they decided to make the Munster Mansion in Waxahachie, Texas.
The mansion has 10-rooms and is a 5,800-square foot Victorian-style home that the McKees love living in. Sandra is actually the big Munsters fan. She was a former insurance broker whose dream was the Munster Mansion. Her husband worked as a plumber and together they started constructing the mansion which was complete in 2002. It was right on time for the Halloween Party and house warming party they had planned. It was also attended by the former Munsters cast members Al Lewis, who played Grandpa, and Butch Patrick, who played Eddie Munster, reported Metroplex Social.
If you are in and around the Waxahachie area, you should also make it a point to drop by the McKee's Munster Mansion. But make sure you book your visit in advance through their website. The private tours start at $120 for up to 4 people. Each additional guest will be $30, states the site. Even if your party is fewer than 4 people, the price is $120. But it is sure to be a thrilling experience to take a stroll around the amazing property as you relive the sitcom half a century later. They now even have an interactive "Murder Mystery" experience. Something to look forward to when the pandemic abates.