Washington, DC: Scary Staircase From "The Exorcist"

Father Karras fell down head first in the 1973 horror film, but you can take one step at a time. The steps received a historical marker on Oct. 30, 2015.
Address:
3600 M Street NW, Washington, DC
Directions:
In Georgetown. The top of the stairs are at the corner of Prospect Street NW and 36th Street NW. They lead down to a gas station on M Street NW.
Admission:
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Exorcist stairs.

Scary Staircase From "The Exorcist"

At the top of the stairs is the house. It looks much different from the movie. You won't be able to find Regan's window; it was part of a set. Go see the stairs. They gave me goose bumps!

[Stacy, 11/06/2014]

Exorcist stairs.

Scary Staircase From "The Exorcist"

If you're lucky, horror enthusiasts will find a small window of time to take photos. The stairs are a popular spot for Georgetown visitors and citizens to exercise and it can be hard to get great pictures. At the top of the steps you will find the house used for the outside exteriors and the famous Father Merrin arrival scene. There is also a plaque that documents the movies filmed in that location.

[William Cope, 01/08/2014]

Exorcist steps.

The Exorcist Steps

Very scary, just like in the movie. Be careful not to fall. Yes, the stairs are that steep! And if you are looking for a great photo op, don't go on a Sunday morning when there are a ton of yuppie fitness freaks using the stairs to run up and down.

[Dawn Mueller, 10/27/2013]

The power of cardio compels you...

Scary Stairway From "The Exorcist"

The stairs are NOT on Prospect as noted in other comments. When facing the front of the building at 3600 M Street NW, go around the the left side of the building toward the back. This building is where M street turns into Canal Road, which would be at the end of 36th if it went through.

[Sarah, 08/25/2011]

Exorcist steps.

Staircase from "The Exorcist"

Located along Prospect Street Northwest in Georgetown, situated between 3600 Prospect St (a large brick building) and a gas station near the Key Bridge. This tall staircase was used for two death scenes in the film "The Exorcist."

[Dustin M Pardue, 06/24/2010]

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