Welcome to Shocktober’s Paxton Manor and its basement, Carnival of Souls. Paxton Manor is Northern Virginia’s only REAL Haunted House and the best destination for Halloween entertainment in Leesburg, Virginia and the DC area. Our attractions included the 3-level haunted Paxton Manor, and the basement of Paxton Manor: The Carnival of Souls (full of creepy clowns and carnival carnage!) Our haunted attractions are not for the faint of heart, this annual event is PG-13 Scary Fun. The mansion features more than 100 cast and crew to create the ultimate haunted house experience.

Whether you’re looking for fun and unique weekend entertainment or are hunting for just the right Halloween attraction, you won’t want to miss this haunted house. Are you brave enough to face the horrors around every corner of Paxton Manor’s Haunted Mansion?

Dates: We’re open rain or (moon)shine every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from October 5th through November 4th 2018!

Hours: Fridays and Saturdays: 7pm-10pm; Sundays: 7pm-9pm

Location: 601 Catoctin Circle, NE, Leesburg, Virginia 20176

Cost: ONLINE: $35 including Paxton Manor and its basement, the Carnival of Souls; TICKET OFFICE: $40 including Paxton Manor and its basement, the Carnival of Souls.

ONLINE TICKETING available and is encouraged (Tickets on sale now!)


Shocktober’s Trail of Terror 

Travel Shocktober’s Trail of Terror,  a 3-day journey to Loudoun County restaurants, wineries, breweries, places to stay, and special experiences (with a haunted twist) during the Shocktober 2018 Season.  Plus, the more partners you visit, the more prizes you win!

More details here. Download and print your guide here. 






Shocktober’s Fears & Beers – Get SHOCKED in luxury!

Enjoy a mini brewery tour of Loudoun County and experience Shocktober all in one night with Shocktober’s Fears and Beers package! Ride in a limo or van to Old Ox Brewery, Delirium Café, and Shocktober. Tickets include a 6 hour van or limo ride to the breweries and Shocktober, a R.I.P. (Really Important People) Shocktober fast pass, a flight of beer at Old Ox Brewery and Delirium Café, and a Shocktober t-shirt.

Buy your tickets here. More details here.






Shocktober’s Escape Paxton – An Escape Room Adventure

Located in the haunted manor, Shocktober attendees race against the clock in “Escape Paxton,” Shocktober’s five-minute escape room of sheer confusion. Open only during Shocktober, Escape Paxton can be booked online for up to six people per session at $5 per person.

All Escape Paxton tickets must be purchased with a Shocktober ticket. Buy your tickets here.  More details here. 





The National Conference Center’s Halls of Horror Hotel Package

The National presents the ‘Halls of Horror’ overnight package with special room prices, full breakfast buffet and complimentary shuttle to and from Shocktober. Wander our maze-like halls & grab a spooky nightcap at our Black Olive Bar & Grill. And don’t look under the bed. The National has 265,000 sq. ft. of flexible function space and an award-winning hospitality team for meetings and events. More information here.


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All proceeds from Shocktober events go to The Arc of Loudoun , a nonprofit that helps children and adults with disabilities. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

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