Have you ever wanted to live in a haunted house? Not me! But I might be willing to visit with the ghosts and goblins for an evening. There are some freaky fun places nearby to get your scare on if you like that kind of thing. On the other hand, if you have a haunted house and need to move, let me know and I can help with that too 😉 Keep in mind, these are probably all best for big kids and adults.
Shocktober – Leesburg, VA
Probably the biggest, most well-known scream inducing haunted house in the area, Shocktober does it big every year with three levels of haunted fun in a historic home and has even been listed as one of the Top 5 scariest in the U.S. by Travel & Leisure magazine. I highly recommend you buy tickets online before you head over to the Paxton Manor in Leesburg. Perhaps the best part – Shocktober is a fundraiser for The Arc of Loudoun, a Loudoun based non-profit serving people with disabilities and their families.
Haunted Laurianne Woods – Gainesville, VA (starts Oct 19th)
There are six parts to The Laurianne Woods, each one slightly more terrifying than the next. You travel through each area at your own risk, discovering the unearthly creatures that reside in the cemetery, pumpkin patch, or even the Cleburne Family Plot! Eek!
Loudoun Museum’s “Hauntings” – Leesburg, VA (two weekends in October only)
Spooky, but maybe not scream inducing, the hour+ walking tour takes guests through historic downtown Leesburg to various “spirited” locations. You’ll be led to historic homes and businesses where guides will tell ghostly tales. This is on my own list to do this year and I plan to make a night of it with dinner and drinks on King St.