Did you know the Munster’s lived in Texas? Yes, the Munsters from the 1960’s television show!
Okay, Herman, Lilly and family don’t actually live here, but in Waxahachie there is a detailed replica of the Munster Mansion.
It’s the private home of the McKee family. The McKee’s love the television show so much that they built a replica of the house in Waxahachie!
If you want to see the house, they open it to tours on select days throughout the year!
On September 28th, they will host a special Murder Mystery Dinner at the Mansion, which includes a tour of the home!
Rules during the tour are simple; No food or drinks, and No photography!
But the house is amazing! As soon as you enter, you are met by “Spot” the dragon, who lives under the stairs! The iconic “coffin phone booth” is also visible, and guides assured us the phone actually works! You can’t believe the detail they have put into this house!
Many of the items in the home are either exact replicas, or were actually used in the show!
There are even hidden passageways and revolving doors! In all, we saw the entry, living room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom, Marilyn’s bedroom, Grandpa’s bedroom and laboratory, and Eddie’s bedroom.
After the tour, we went into the little theatre room to watch one of the old episodes of The Munsters! Here is where I confess that my kids had NEVER seen the show before, but they laughed and enjoyed seeing how many items they could recognize from the tour!
During a special event, Mr and Mrs. McKee dress up as Herman and Lilly, and go out to meet their guest! We had the opportunity to not only meet both of them, but also their special guest, Pat Priest who played Marilyn in the tv series!
My boys LOVED the replica “roadster” from the show! Mr, McKee would occasionally start it up to the delight of the crowd!
Keep Having Fun in the Texas Sun!