The Exorcist (1973) Filming Locations

Location #6: Stopping in front of the church


3116 O Street Northwest, Washington, D.C., United States

Location #7: Father Karras goes home to mother

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Near 414-424 West 48th Street, Manhattan, New York, United States

Note from the Webmaster: A bit of work has been done on the building since 1973. The entrance seen in the second picture has been sealed and doesn’t exist anymore.

Location #8: Chapel

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The Dahlgren Quadrangle, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., United States

Location #9: Track


Duke Ellington Track and Field, Reservoir Road Northwest, Washington, D.C., United States

Location #10: Barringer Clinic and Foundation



Do you know where this scene was filmed? If you do, please email me at Full credit will be given to you. Thank you.

Note from the Webmaster: It would have been too convenient for the hospital to wear the same name as the doctor in the movie, therefore (you guessed it!), it wasn’t the building’s real name.

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:

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

    Thanks for your site! Very enjoyable.

  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.

  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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