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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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1. Briarcliff Manor

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909 North Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701

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.

2. 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.

3. Murder Mansion

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1120 Westchester Place
Los Angeles, CA 90019

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.

4. Miss Robichaux's Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies.

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1410 Jackson Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130

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.

5. Marie Laveau’s Cornrow City Salon

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2000 Dumaine Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

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.

6. Madame Lalaurie’s Mansion

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1132 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

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.

7. Madame Lalaurie’s Mansion Interiors

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820 Saint Louis Street
New Orleans, LA 70112

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

8. Tau Omega Alpha Fraternity House

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6330 Saint Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118

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.

9. New Orleans Adolescent Hospital

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6098 Tchoupitoulas Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

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.

10. Jupiter, Florida

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210 Military Trail
Jupiter, FL 33458

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.

1. Briarcliff Manor

909 North Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701

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.

909 North Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701

2. The Massachusetts Countryside

1812 W Potrero Rd. Hidden Valley, CA 91361

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

3. Murder Mansion

1120 Westchester Place, Los Angeles, CA 90019

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.

1120 Westchester Place
Los Angeles, CA 90019

4. Miss Robichaux's Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies.

1410 Jackson Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

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.

1410 Jackson Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130

5. Marie Laveau’s Cornrow City Salon

2000 Dumaine Street, New Orleans, LA 70116

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.

2000 Dumaine Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

6. Madame Lalaurie’s Mansion

1132 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70116

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.

1132 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

7. Madame Lalaurie’s Mansion Interiors

820 Saint Louis Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

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

820 Saint Louis Street
New Orleans, LA 70112

8. Tau Omega Alpha Fraternity House

6330 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118

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.

6330 Saint Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118

9. New Orleans Adolescent Hospital

6098 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA 70115

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.

6098 Tchoupitoulas Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

10. Jupiter, Florida

210 Military Trail, Jupiter, FL 33458

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.

210 Military Trail
Jupiter, FL 33458