A Guide to the Haunted History of Prince William & Manassas
Halloween is upon us, and Prince William & Manassas is the perfect place to discover haunted houses, spooky spirits, and terrifying towns. Many paranormal enthusiasts have already visited haunted attractions in Prince William & Manassas, but a Halloween visit is an entirely different experience!
A Family Friendly Halloween
Occoquan’s “Haunt the Town” event that began on October 1st and will continue through Halloween. It is a family friendly event featuring life-size Halloween inspired characters and décor on benches, doorways, and porches.
The National Museum of the Marine Corps invites all little ghosts and goblins to the museum on Halloween for a “spooktacular, but not one bit scary” event for families. There will be a magic show, games, and crafts for young ghosts and their parents.
Historic Downtown Manassas will be full of fun during the Fall Jubilee and Haunted Happenings celebration. Downtown merchants will give out candy at their shops, and Halloween activities including ghoulish games, pumpkin decorating, and costume contests will take place next to the Center for the Arts.
Thrills & Chills For Brave Spirits
Visit the Weems-Botts Museum, the second most haunted site in Virginia for a thrilling adventure. Take a “spirited” ghost walk or spend the night at a “lock-in” for the ultimate experience. The Weems-Botts Museum has been recognized by Biography Channel’s, “My Ghost Story,” and is one of the most well-known haunted sites in the area.
Bonus: A Different Kind of Spirit
Not everyone is interested in ghosts and Halloween haunts. Luckily, there is a different kind of spirit that can be enjoyed on Halloween (or any other day). KO Distilling, the first distillery in Prince William & Manassas offers unique spirits including white whiskey and gin. Stop by for a tour and a tasting and start a new Halloween tradition.