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Mapping the Filming Locations of 'American Horror Story'

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Everyone's favorite camp-infused Grand Guignol returns tonight with the season premiere of American Horror Story: Freakshow, the next chapter in Glee-creator Ryan Murphy's journey through the lurid, blood-soaked underbelly of these United States. In keeping with the series' tradition of hopscotching across the country to new settings for each self-contained season, Freakshow takes place in an all-new locale: the sub-tropical beach town Jupiter, Florida, where the nation's last freak show struggles to survive in the 1950s South. Corn-syrup blood and crocodile tears will no doubt flow, and to celebrate the return of Jessica Lange and the rest of the scenery-chewing AHS ensemble, here's an index of the real-life locations from the series run so far, from mansions in L.A. to hospitals in New Orleans.


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Briarcliff Manor

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The exterior of AHS: Asylum's gloomy Briarcliff Manor was filmed far away from its New England setting, with SoCal's historic Santa Ana Courthouse providing the exterior of the titular structure.

The Massachusetts Countryside

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Exteriors for AHS: Asylum were filmed among the rolling hills and pastures of Hidden Valley, a rural area northeast of Los Angeles.

Murder Mansion

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The first season of AHS centered on the violent history and ghostly present of the Murder House, which was played by L.A.'s 113-year-old Rosenheim Mansion.

Miss Robichaux's Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies.

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The central location of AHS: Coven, Miss Robichaux's Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies—sort of an airy, spacious, and un-gloomy anti-Hogwarts—was portrayed by the Buckner Mansion in NoLa's Garden District.

Marie Laveau’s Cornrow City Salon

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Voodoo practitioner extraordinaire Marie Laveau practiced black magic and plotted her revenge in her hair salon, which was portrayed in AHS: Coven by the elegantly decaying Maison Vitry in the Treme District of New Orleans.

Madame Lalaurie’s Mansion

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Madame Lalaurie, AHS: Coven's resident member of the undead, performed unspeakable acts of cruelty on her servants and family members in her mansion, whose exteriors were shot outside of the Gallier House in New Orleans.

Madame Lalaurie’s Mansion Interiors

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The interiors of Madame Lalaurie's mansion were shot in the Hermann-Grima House, a Federal style mansion built in 1831.

Tau Omega Alpha Fraternity House

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A party at the Tau Omega house brought the witches and Kyle together with unfortunate consequences for all in AHS: Coven. The Round Table Club House near Tulane University is actually a popular wedding location, not a a frat house at all.

New Orleans Adolescent Hospital

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The natural order of things was subverted by Madison and Zoe in AHS: Coven when they brought Kyle back to life in the basement of this hospital, which was previously a pre-Civil War plantation house.

Jupiter, Florida

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American Horror Story: Freakshow, which premieres tonight, may be set in Jupiter, Florida, but aside from establishing shots the anthology show will once again lens its fourth season in New Orleans.

Briarcliff Manor

The exterior of AHS: Asylum's gloomy Briarcliff Manor was filmed far away from its New England setting, with SoCal's historic Santa Ana Courthouse providing the exterior of the titular structure.

The Massachusetts Countryside

Exteriors for AHS: Asylum were filmed among the rolling hills and pastures of Hidden Valley, a rural area northeast of Los Angeles.

Murder Mansion

The first season of AHS centered on the violent history and ghostly present of the Murder House, which was played by L.A.'s 113-year-old Rosenheim Mansion.

Miss Robichaux's Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies.

The central location of AHS: Coven, Miss Robichaux's Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies—sort of an airy, spacious, and un-gloomy anti-Hogwarts—was portrayed by the Buckner Mansion in NoLa's Garden District.

Marie Laveau’s Cornrow City Salon

Voodoo practitioner extraordinaire Marie Laveau practiced black magic and plotted her revenge in her hair salon, which was portrayed in AHS: Coven by the elegantly decaying Maison Vitry in the Treme District of New Orleans.

Madame Lalaurie’s Mansion

Madame Lalaurie, AHS: Coven's resident member of the undead, performed unspeakable acts of cruelty on her servants and family members in her mansion, whose exteriors were shot outside of the Gallier House in New Orleans.

Madame Lalaurie’s Mansion Interiors

The interiors of Madame Lalaurie's mansion were shot in the Hermann-Grima House, a Federal style mansion built in 1831.

Tau Omega Alpha Fraternity House

A party at the Tau Omega house brought the witches and Kyle together with unfortunate consequences for all in AHS: Coven. The Round Table Club House near Tulane University is actually a popular wedding location, not a a frat house at all.

New Orleans Adolescent Hospital

The natural order of things was subverted by Madison and Zoe in AHS: Coven when they brought Kyle back to life in the basement of this hospital, which was previously a pre-Civil War plantation house.

Jupiter, Florida

American Horror Story: Freakshow, which premieres tonight, may be set in Jupiter, Florida, but aside from establishing shots the anthology show will once again lens its fourth season in New Orleans.