Halloween isn’t the only time of year for haunted houses. But it is definitely one of the best times of the year to get your fright on and explore some of the best haunted houses in the region, if you dare!
Leesburg, VA is an excellent location for haunted houses. The town is full of history and has many historic buildings and homes dating from Colonial America and the Civil War.
Below are some of my top picks for haunted houses and events in Leesburg, VA. And note that these attractions are not for the faint of heart.
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37658 Legard Farm Rd, Purcellville, VA 20132
Fridays and Saturdays in October: 7 pm – 11 pm
Sundays and Mondays in October: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tickets can be purchased online.
General Admission: $25
One of the major haunted attractions in the area is Madhaunter’s Madhouse. Madhaunter has been hosting haunted house events in Northern Virginia every Halloween season for the past 25 years. This year the event is in Purcellville, VA, which is not far from Leesburg.
The haunted house uses actors, mirrors, eerie lighting, sound effects, and strobe lights to create a spine-tingling atmosphere.
The haunted event has won rave reviews from visitors, including “Top Haunt” by Fright Find and the #1 Must-See Haunt” in Virginia.
16 Loudoun St SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
October 27 – 28, 2023
Tickets are available online.
Every year, Loudoun Museum hosts a walking tour of downtown Leesburg, which includes stops at some of the most famous historic homes in the town. Guests also learn more about the stories, including the ghost stories, behind these fascinating houses.
One of the stops along the tour is The Glenfiddich House (also known as Harrison Hall). The home is one of the most famous historic homes in Leesburg. Its construction dates back to the mid-18th century. In the mid-1800s it served as a hospitality center for Confederate officers, and wounded soldiers were treated there.
Other stops along the walking tour are the Loudoun County Courthouse, the Eliza House, the Presbyterian Church, and the Johnston House.
Trinity House Cafe, 101 E Market St, Leesburg, VA 20176
The Captain Head House is now the location of the Trinity Cafe, and so you can visit the site very easily. It was once the home of a Revolutionary War soldier. Previous inhabitants have reported windows mysteriously opening!