Haines Shoe House

197 Shoe House Rd, York, Pennsylvania 17406 USA

33 Reviews
Closed Now
Opens Sat 11a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
  • Public
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“Outlandish advert, iconic attraction!”

The Shoe House, built in 1948, was by far "Colonel" Mahlon N. Haines' most outlandish advertising gimmick. It is a wood frame structure covered with wire lath and coated with a cement stucco. It measures 48 ft. in length, 17 ft. in width at the widest part and 25 ft. in height. The interior consists of five different levels and contains three bedrooms, two baths, a kitchen and living room. This giant structural advertisement was originally used as a guest house. In the first year after its completion, elderly couples were invited to stay for a weekend and live like "kings and queens" at Haines' expense. The Haines Shoe House went under new ownership in 2015. They offer guided tours and Beck's Ice Cream. Bus groups welcome, please call ahead. No appointment needed for daily tours.

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Sunny W.

This fun stop was the Haines Shoe House. It was built by a shoe salesman named Mahlon Haines in 1948 as a promotional gimmick to sell shoes. It worked! Touring the house was interesting. It was... Read more

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Hannah H.

Remember the old woman who lived in a shoe? Well, you can find the shoe off of Shoe House Road in York, a roadside attraction that you can almost miss if you're not paying attention while you're... Read more

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Kira B.

I remember my dad taking my sister and I here all of the time when we were little. A nice little place to go with your family. Read more

Haines Shoe House

197 Shoe House Rd
York, Pennsylvania
17406 USA


Closed Now
  • Sun, Fri, Sat: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Outdoor Seating
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