The Exorcist (1973) Filming Locations

Location #1: MacNeil home

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3600 Prospect Street Northwest, Washington, D.C., United States


Location #2: Northern Iraq

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Ninawa, Iraq

Note from the Webmaster: Many different cities, including Sinjar and Hetra.


Location #3: On the set

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In front of Georgetown University, 3700 O Street Northwest, Washington, D.C., United States


Location #4: Leaving

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Near 37th Street Northwest & N Street Northwest, Washington, D.C., United States


Location #5: Exteriors

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Near 36th Street Northwest & P Street Northwest, Washington, D.C., United States

5 thoughts on “The Exorcist (1973) Filming Locations

  1. Greg

    The location shown of the track were Karras was jogging is incorrect. The Yates Field House now sits on the original location, right next to the old Heyden Observatory. (You can see its lime dome in the movie still.) It’s amazing (and sad) how much can change in 6 short years.

    Here’s a link to Google Maps showing the correct location: https://goo.gl/maps/eBDaXMGCPCy

    Here’s a link to a Washington Times article (1979) discussing the field house construction:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/1979/08/02/yates-field-house-opens-at-georgetown/8e719e24-3c24-4ae0-8f78-470cb044a1c5/?utm_term=.ef29f684af18

    Thanks for your site! Very enjoyable.

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  2. Aaron

    Does anyone know where the shot of Father Merrin walking in the woods was shot? It looks very similar to the trail Jody Foster was on in the beginning of The Silence of The Lambs.

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  3. Damaris

    I just watched a bit of the movie for the first time ever! I have always been too creeped out by scenes I’ve glimpsed over the years. I was 12 in 1973 and my 17 yr old brother came home scared to death after seeing it. He got into bed and pulled the covers over his head. First and last time that ever happened. Anyway, I expected to see some reference to Fordham University (Keating Hall) in the Bronx, NY, my alma mater, which I’ve always heard was used in some scenes. Also, the steep steps at the end look so much like steps in the Bronx. Guess I’ll have to visit DC to maybe find some of these locations. Very interesting article. Thanks.

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