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Very Scary
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Charity / NOT For Profit
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Haunted Houses, Other Events
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Snacks & Refreshments, Indoor Event(s), Touching Not Allowed, Free Parking
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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. Carnival of Souls, the basement of Paxton Manor, is a brand new 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.

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? Email Haunt Owner
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Hours of Operation: Friday and Saturday: 7pm - 10 pm
Sunday: 7pm - 9pm

Admission Costs: $35 - General Admission (Online)
$40 - General Admission (At the door)
$28 - Groups of 10 or more (Online only)
$55 - R.I.P. (Really Important People) Fast Passes allows ticket holders access to a special designated R.I.P. line, minimizing the wait time
$75 - Shocktober Haunt SEASON R.I.P. Pass allows you UNLIMITED entries to the Shocktober Haunt all 15 nights of the 2018 Season!

Payments Accepted: Cash, Credit Cards, Debit Cards

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Event last updated 111 days ago. Please confirm dates on haunt website before you go.
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  • Email Verified Great Scare!

    This is the best haunted house I've been to. As a fan of haunted houses and horror movies I find that's I'm not easily scared. Shocktober definitely proved me wrong. I was terrified! The actors are very professional and wear extremely convincing and realistic makeup as well as scary costumes. The mansion is huge and serves as an eerie setting for the event. I'm certainly going again next year.

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    Posted June 2017

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  • Email Verified Not Handicapped friendly

    Visited Shocktober in Leesburg with my wife tonight. We chose this haunted house based on the fact that this facility deals with Disabled Individuals on a daily basis. Based on this, my wife thought it would be okay for a mildly handicapped individual with limited mobility issues. This was not correct. Three quarters of the house was fine and not a problem. I was laughing myself crazy as my wife screamed her head off. Then all of a sudden there was a point where you had to crawl to get through followed by an area where you have to walk through air bags that are so tight that not even light gets in. Both of these were extreme challenges to my mobility. On top of this, there are areas where they purposely reduce the size of doorways and you have to squeeze through. Even the non-handicapped people were talking about how they didn't "know how they were going to squeeze their fat bellies through." Nowhere that we read on their website stated "not handicapped friendly" though they do warn people who are sick, pregnant or have heart issues that it may not be advisable to enter. By the time we exited, I was in serious pain from having to push through the air bags. When we came out, the staff asked me if I needed water and had me sit down - I looked that bad off. I was also advised that I probably did not want to visit the "Well of Souls". their other attraction. I decided not to visit this attraction but in a way was not happy because I had paid for it. When I asked the staff why they didn't warn me about the house as a handicapped individual, they just stated they thought "your cane was a prop" despite not being in costume or dressed up. I complained to the ticket booth and was asked "Didn't they warn you at the entrance?" I responded that I was only asked to do a 15 second countdown and nobody stated anything to me or my wife despite the cane and the limp. Plus I told them what their staff stated to me. Surprised that a place that deals with Disabled Individuals on a normal basis would not make a "handicapped friendly" haunted house and did not warn about it not being handicapped friendly. Though the staff was friendly and did apologize.

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    Posted October 2016

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  • First Rate Haunted Attraction

    I visit a lot of haunted attractions and these guys have it down. The mansion provides an amazing setting for a haunt (worth the price of admission just to see it). The Shocktober folks then add professional sets, props, detail, actors, lighting, costumes, and make-up. Absolutely worth the trip!!

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    Posted December 2015

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  • Great Haunt!!

    This event is in a HUGE, real, creepy 1870s mansion with a very creepy basement. There are a few pneumatic props but the haunt really shines because of a cast of 50+ actors in excellent make-up and costumes. The haunt has very well done scenes, props, and lighting. This is a non-profit event with proceeds going to a great cause.

    Posted November 2014

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  • We went last year, freaking awesome

    This is one of the best haunted houses I have every been to. Looks like the cross between the psycho house and an insane asylum. Just want until you go into the basement and clown house.

    Posted October 2014

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  • Moderately Scary?

    Moderately scary? Paxton Manor, the Fun House and the Haunted Well of Souls were three of the most terrifying places I have ever been. They were awesome! Hands down the best haunt in the area!

    Posted October 2013

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  • What a great house!!!

    You could not ask for a better place than a real haunted house. They do an awesome job and also have three other attractions as well. Wearing 3D glasses in the clown house made my head explode.

    Posted October 2013

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