Weekend Halloween Getaway: Top 5 Haunted Houses in the DMV Area

Real Estate Agent with Samson Properties VA0225077251

'Tis the season, indeed! Halloween is just around the corner, and it's all in the tradition of getting your costumes and baskets for the Trick-or-Treat this coming weekend, probably watch a horror movie or two at night later on while drinking your favorite Pumpkin Spice Latte. While all in all a yearly tradition, how can someone also forget one of the main attractions of the Halloween period -- Haunted Houses! So today we'll talk about the top 5 Haunted Houses around the DMV area (in no particular order) for all the scary spooky experience you'll surely enjoy.

1. Shocktober

Listed as one of the most terrifying haunted houses in the country, this house of horror in Leesburg, VA does give a lot of spooky vibes! Every scare counts here in this haunted house too, as they support a number of nonprofit programs such as the Arc of Loudoun, which helps people with disabilities. Plan your visit by clicking here.

brown and black concrete building

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2. Madhaunter's Madhouse

Nightmare is in the house in this one-of-a-kind haunted house! Located in Leesburg, VA (starting to think that Leesburg is a spooky place... just kidding!), they offer not only a haunted house that is sure to spook your night, but escape rooms as well for the playful minded ones. Visit their website here to find out more!

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3. The Nevermore Haunt

As one of the highest rated haunted houses in Maryland, the Nevermore Haunt takes pride to its fright capabilities that is sure to give you goosebumps! Not only they give you the chills, but also opening a cold one with the boys and girls at their on-site bar serving the finest local craft beers in the vicinity! Go check them out here and don't miss out!

black and white tunnel with light

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4. Decatur House

Don't get me wrong, all of the places mentioned in this list are all spooky in their own way; but the Decatur House? Calling this place haunted is definitely an understatement. With its history dating back many decades ago, the Decatur House located in Washington, D.C. was said to be built on an Indian burial ground. Being the home to ghosts, grudges, misery, death by dueling, and the gruesome death for its original owner, and the infamous urban legend "black ghost", this takes a special mention in the list as one of the places that ACTUALLY gives you the chills. Want to take the trip? You may visit their website here and see for yourself.

white and brown 4-storey house in front of tree

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5. Laurel's House of Horror

Want to know what actual fear feels like? Then it's time to visit the Laurel's House of Horror! Located in Laurel, MD, this establishment was previously an old movie theater that has been abandoned by its owners after experiencing paranormal activities in the area. After having the property analyzed by ghost hunters, they concluded that there is indeed some other-worldly activities going on in here. Are you up for the test of courage? Visit their website here and know more! They do offer escape rooms for the puzzle solvers out there, so make sure to check them out as well!

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Did you enjoy this list? What are your plans this Halloween? Let us know in the comments down below! Throw me a follow if you like this content for more posts about real estate and local events in the DMV area. 

Fascinated by the things around the DMV area as well and you're considering to move in? Let's talk: 703-625-4949 or visit my webiste at www.RituDesai.com for more information. Make your move today!

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Comments (2)

Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Haunted houses and Halloween - great combination for October.  And it looks like Virginia has some really good ones!

Oct 26, 2021 03:33 PM
Ritu Desai 703-625-4949

Thanks! I hope you can pay a visit in one of the haunted houses above soon

Oct 27, 2021 02:16 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

wow Rita- these sound perfect for Halloween!!!!!  And scary too. 

Oct 26, 2021 07:14 PM
Ritu Desai 703-625-4949

Thanks! Hope you can visit one of these places this coming Halloween

Oct 27, 2021 02:13 PM