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Get ready for TERROR!!

Sunday, October 3 – Saturday, November 6, 2021

Fridays and Saturdays will run from 7-11pm and Sundays will run from 7-10pm. Please note that tickets for this event are limited, and are being sold for specific time slots. Advanced purchase is highly recommended for this event, as many dates are expected to sell out completely.

As each night falls at the end of the harvest season, a foggy mist fills the air, bringing with it the glowing lights of a mysterious carnival that beckons to the innocent: ‘join us…’ The locals know to stay away, as legends tell of an enigmatic figure that dwells within, known only by the name “Twitchy”. Will you heed their warning? Or, is the lure of the carnival too enticing…?

When the sun sets, The Collection begins!


This year’s Workhouse Haunt immerses guests through a highly-themed walk-through experience, as creepy characters deliver contactless scares in multiple scenes. Guests will travel in small groups for a frightening 30-minute experience that brings them next to abandoned, historic buildings and into the dark woods where they will encounter terrifying characters and sights that are not for the faint of heart. 

Q: What is the ticket price of the Workhouse Haunt?

Tickets priced from $25 per person on most nights and $30 per person on Premium RIP Nights (Premium RIP Nights are Saturdays October 16, 23, 30 and Sunday October 31. Premium RIP Nights will include live entertainment in the check-in area near our Haunt Bar, where guests can purchase beverages and snacks). Ticket prices for this event may rise with demand.

Q: I've heard that there are special ticketing offers for Sunday October 3 Opening Night. How do I learn more?

Yes! Exclusively on October 3, to honor our First Responders, Veterans, Active Military, Teachers, and Health-Care Workers, we are offering them one free admission when presenting a valid I.D. at the Ticket Booth. Qualified recipients of this free admission offer will still need to register online for a ticketed time entry.

Q: What is the schedule of Workhouse Haunt?

Workhouse Haunt: The Collection will run on weekends from October 3 – November 6 2021, on Fridays and Saturdays hours are 7:00 – 11:00 pm and Sundays from 7-10pm. November 7 will be our rain-date, if needed.

Q: How do I buy tickets?

Tickets are being sold online in advance exclusively on this site. Tickets are sold via timed-entry. Please bring a printed copy of your confirmation page– or have it available to show on your mobile device. Historically, many nights of this popular attraction have reached sold out status, and advanced purchase is highly encouraged.

Q: Are you offering discounted group ticket sales? 

Yes! Group discounts are available when tickets are purchased in the same transaction, and discounts will be automatically applied to your online cart. Groups of 10 or more will automatically receive a 10% discount, groups of 25 or more will automatically receive a 15% discount, and groups of 50 or more will automatically receive a 20% discount. If you need assistance purchasing tickets for groups, please contact [email protected] Please note that we are staggering dispatch timing to enter the attraction, and larger groups may be broken into smaller groups and dispatched separately for you to best enjoy the attraction as it is designed. Please contact us with any questions regarding larger groups.

Q: How does timing work?

All tickets will be sold with a timed-entry in 15 minute increments. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your selected entry time to check-in and receive your dispatch group number, but please do not arrive more than 60 minutes early, to help reduce the overall number of people in our waiting area. While waiting, there will be concessions and beverages available for sale at the Haunt Bar.

Q: What happens if there’s bad weather?

If there is a light/mild rain, this event will likely still operate. If there is heavy rain or severe weather, it may not run (or may have partial hours). Please watch our Facebook page or check the Workhouse website for any inclement weather updates.

Q: What is the refund policy?

This fundraising event is following a no-refund policy. If you are unable to attend, you may:

  • Gift your ticket to a friend/neighbor to use
  • Convert the cost of your ticket to a tax-deductible donation

If the Workhouse cancels an evening of the event for any reason, you will be contacted within 48 hours about refund or re-schedule options.

Q: What if I arrive late on the night of my reservation? Can I go through at a later time?

Our team will do our best to accommodate your ticket for a later slot that same night, but cannot guarantee entry if we are sold to capacity or if the timeline is running slower than anticipated. If you are only a few minutes late, the best advice would be to check-in as soon as you arrive.

Q: Is this a walk-through or ride-through? 

This is an outdoor walk-through attraction over a variety of terrain (e.g., paved surfaces, grassy areas, and mulched pathways), comfortable shoes are highly recommended. The attraction is wheelchair accessible.

Q: Are restrooms available and campus buildings open? 

Yes, one building will remain open throughout the attraction to provide indoor restrooms.

Q: Will there be food and drinks? 

Snack-style concessions, soft drinks, beer, and wine will be available for a la carte purchase at the Haunt Bar, located in the check-in area. No outside food or drink are permitted at the event.

Q: Can I walk around campus while I’m waiting? 

In order to keep the attraction spoiler-free, guests will be restricted from accessing some areas of the campus.

Q: What Covid-related precautions have been made? 

All Workhouse staff and contractors working at this event are required to be fully vaccinated, or provide weekly proof of a negative COVID-19 test. For the safety and comfort of all of our guests, we do require guests to wear masks when entering a building and when going through the attraction. We will continue to monitor changes in the COVID-19 guidance issued by health professionals, and will update this page, when/if appropriate.

Q: Can we arrive in costume to join in the fun?

For safety reasons, we do not allow guests to wear costumes, scary make-up or full-face masks when experiencing the attraction.

Q: Is this appropriate for kids?

While you will know your children best, this experience is not recommended for youth under the age of 13.

Q: Are the performers allowed to touch me? Am I allowed to touch them?

No and no.

Q: I have other questions 

For any questions not answered here please email: [email protected]

Q: I’d like to be involved with this! What do I need to do?

For both paid and volunteer opportunities for Stage Technician, Scare Actor, and Support roles, please contact: [email protected]

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact: [email protected]

Venue Information

Workhouse Arts Center
9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079

Organizer Information

Workhouse Arts Center

9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079
+1 (703) 584-2900

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