Paxton Manor’s fourth annual Shocktober event is in full
swing, with just two weekends left to get your scream on.
The event offers guests four chilling attractions across the property's 17 acres – including The Paxton Manor, The Haunted Well of Souls, The Funhouse and The Last Ride, each with its own frightening twist.
Built above a massive underground lake full of unexplored caverns in the 1870s, Paxton Manor, 601 Catoctin Circle NE in Leesburg, is the source of some mysterious local folklore and, many say, paranormal activity. Paxton Manor regularly receives requests from paranormal investigators to explore the mansion’s 32 rooms in an attempt to prove what others have already stated: that the Manor is a real haunted house.
Shocktober began on Friday, Oct. 4. It runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October and continues the Friday and Saturday after Halloween, Nov. 1-2. Check out the full calendar of events at www.shocktober.org.
Outside of its use to scare Loudoun residents with its PG-13 presentation, the doors of Paxton Manor, were opened to raise awareness for the Paxton Campus, an organization dedicated to serving people with disabilities and their families, as well as helping children of all abilities thrive in our community. All proceeds from Shocktober benefit the Paxton Campus. Located in Leesburg, Virginia, the historic Paxton Campus has been serving children and families for 90 years. In 1967, a group of parents whose children had special needs, formed The Arc of Loudoun, a 501(c)(3) organization, to start a preschool for their children when no one else would. Since then, the Paxton Campus has grown into a full-service organization with multiple programs that together provide an integrated and innovative learning environment for children of all ages and abilities.