You are in for the scare of a lifetime at Shocktober this season!

Shocktober is a hauntingly memorable experience that will touch all five of your senses! From the sights and sounds of our REAL Haunted House and its inhabitants, to the smell of rotting flesh and the creepy cobwebs that you touch as you walk through the old mansion, to the scary good beer, wine, and killer pizza we have for sale onsite, your senses will be on high alert.

Where your nightmare begins:

Shocktober is located at 601 Catoctin Circle, NE, Leesburg, VA 20176, in historic Leesburg, just a short distance from Ida Lee Park and Recreation Center.


First things first, ALL MUST SIGN A WAIVER. You can do this beforehand HERE (please print, sign and bring to Shocktober) or sign onsite. After signing the waiver, we will stamp your hand and then you may proceed to the Ticket Office to exchange your ticket for a wristband. NO EXCEPTIONS.


All who enter must have purchased or purchase a ticket at the Ticket Office. If you have pre-purchased a ticket, you will need to exchange the ticket for a wristband at our Ticket Office. The Ticket Office opens its windows at 7pm on Friday, & 6 pm on Saturdays & Sundays. You will not be able to go through the haunted house until after you have exchanged your ticket for a wristband. NO EXCEPTIONS.


We have portable bathrooms in two locations onsite: right when you first arrive near the Ticket Office and between the Carlheim Manor and its basement, Carnival of Souls.


At Shocktober’s we will have several different food and drink options at Camp Carlheim. We will have beer from Old Ox Beerery, & Loudoun Brewing Company. We will also be serving wine from Tarara winery. We will have several different food options for Shocktober fans each night!


Expect to arrive and wait in line for our main attraction, Carlheim Manor. Before entering the house, you must wait in lines OUTSIDE. Please dress accordingly. How long of a wait? Your guess is as good as ours. If you don’t want a long wait or you are pressed for time, we recommend taking advantage of our RIP passes or coming on Sunday, which is typically a slower day.

Parking & Transportation: 

All Shocktober customers will park at our off-site transportation parking lots. We will have shuttles going throughout the whole night picking up and dropping off customers. NO costumers will be allowed to park on property except for those who are in need of handicap parking.

Haunted Attractions:

Carlheim Manor is Northern Virginia’s only REAL Haunted House. Brand NEW this year the first three levels of the haunted manor has turned into Camp Carlheim, a horrifying and haunted camp. Encounter new characters, including creepy campers and frightening camp councelors, as you unravel the dark and mysterious past of Carlheim Manor.  The haunt also includes Carnival of Souls, the basement of Carlheim Manor, an attraction 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. Our two attractions features more than 100 cast and crew to create the ultimate haunted house experience. Each self-guided tour of the haunted CARLHEIM MANOR takes approximately 20 – 25 minutes and CARNIVAL OF SOULS takes 10 – 15 minutes. To get the best experience, we typically let groups of 4 to 8 go through at a time.


Coming from out-of-town and need somewhere to stay? We’ve got you covered. The National Conference Center is minutes away from Shocktober! Check out the three new Haunted Hall of Horrors Getaway Packages. 

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