The Haines Shoe House is located along Route 30 in York, Pennsylvania. It’s easy to reach from the Hallam exit (Route 462) off Route 30. The Shoe House is located along Shoe House Road, which is a right turn after about a mile on Route 462.
Built in the late 1940s by a man who owned many shoe stores in the region, its original purpose was to advertise the owner’s shoe store. He asked the architect to model the home after a work boot.
There are many details to this house, including stained glass windows.
For decades, it was used as a vacation rental home. Now, it is open for tours and has an ice cream and chocolate shop at the bottom of the shoe.
Haines Shoe House Treats
The Shoe House features several flavors of hand-dipped ice cream, as well as chocolate treats and drinks. There is indoor seating, but for 2020 the ice cream is take-out only. There are many picnic tables, widely spaced, outside, along with a portable restroom.
Tours of the home are also available. Inquire about them inside the ice cream area. They ask for call ahead reservations if you’re bringing a large group to tour. Check out their hours and more information here.
Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the property while you eat your ice cream cone. There’s even shoe details in the fence that surroundings the property. A beautiful weeping willow and other trees shade the picnic tables. Adorning each section of the fence is a shoe. Don’t miss the cute little dog house, that’s also shaped like a shoe!