There’s No House In The World Like This One In Pennsylvania

Have you ever seen the shoe house in Hellam, Pennsylvania? It stands tall, shoe-like, against the horizon, beckoning one and all to enter…

The house was built by a shoe salesman (who else?) by the name of Mahlon Haines in 1948. He showed an architect one of his work boots and requested, “make me a house shaped like this.” Haines surely got what he bargained for.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Check out this video below for a behind-the-scenes look at the Shoe House. (The video features the house’s previous owner.)

Have you ever visited this odd attraction? Share your shoe house stories in the comments below.