Filming Locations Guide: Where is Castle Rock filmed?

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Really bad things are happening in Stephen King's favorite town, a place straight out of nightmares.

The horror series revolves around Henry Deaver, a death row lawyer who returns to his hometown of Castle Rock after receiving a mysterious call.

Where is Castle Rock filmed

The 10-episode Hulu production, based on the stories of Stephen King multiverse, was created by J.J. Abrams (also the maker of the hit television series Lost).

The fictional Maine town of Castle Rock was filmed primarily in Orange, Massachusetts. The New England Studios in Devens was the series home base for the indoor scenes.

We will be updating this spoiler-free report every week with the new filming locations of Season 2:

Castle Rock town location
Is Castle Rock a real place? The Center Historic District of Orange was transformed into Castle Rock for the series.

The downtown area was refitted to appear as the location where some of King's most iconic stories are set.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
Image courtesy of Hulu and Google Maps

The old factory sets in the village of Orange
The Slencil Company buildings play a central role in the series. The one on the left served as the Castle Rock Police Department; The building to right was R. Flagg Army Surplus.

Molly's real estate company office was located in a mill building on the left across the river from the police department.

The Mellow Tiger Bar exteriors were filmed further up the same side of the street.
Image courtesy of JF Sebastian, who helped us out and sent some exclusive pictures from the shoot (Many thanks:) - Map

Police station set
The Castle Rock police department interrogation room was located in the basement of the SLENCIL office building next to the river.
Image courtesy of Hulu and JF Sebastian

Church featured in the series
The First Universalist Church is located next to Orange Town Hall, on Orange's N Main Street.
Image courtesy of Hulu and John Phelan - Map

Castle Rock house
Henry's mother's Victorian house is a property located at the end of Ball Street, also in Orange.
Image courtesy of Hulu - Map

Jail exteriors
The prison was set in the historical neo-Gothic compound of West Virginia State Penitentiary, in Moundsville (West Virginia).
Image courtesy of Hulu and Google Maps

Shawshank prison location
The fictional Shawshank State Prison was filmed on location in the former state institution, which has been transformed into a museum.
Image courtesy of Hulu and Brook Ward

Juniper Hill Asylum
Juniper Hill Psychiatric Hospital is the Public Health Museum of Tewksbury State Hospital, the same location where Hubie Halloween was filmed.
Image courtesy of John Phelan - Map

The warden manor
The house of the former warden of Shawshank, Dale Lacy, and also Gordon and Lilith's murder-story bed and breakfast was shot in an old Victorian house with a large front yard at 170 Neck Road in Lancaster, MA.
Image courtesy of Hulu and Google Maps

Castle Rock drehort
The graveyard was shot at the Central Cemetery in Orange.
Image courtesy of Hulu - Map

Castle Rock Season 2 Filming Locations

Season 2 cars workshop
The Emporium Galorium building is located at 625 Main Street in Clinton, MA.
Image courtesy of Hulu and Map

Office set with blood in the walls
The cast is led by André Holland (Moonlight, American Horror Story), Sissy Spacek (Carrie, Bloodline), and Bill Skarsgård, the Pennywise clown from It movie (you can find all the filming locations here in our post where was It filmed?

The town of Castle Rock could be twinned with Elden, France. Derry has also many points in common with these two haunted towns.

The 2020 indie movie Blow the Man Down was set in the fictional town of Easter Cove, Maine.

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  1. Where was the castle lake location?

    1. The initial images of Orange above were of the twp SLENCIL Company buildings. The one on the left next to the river was the Castle Rock police department. The 2nd building to the right was R. Flagg Army Surplus (Stephan King readers should recognize this name).

  2. I also want to know where Castle Lake and the surrounding woods were filmed. Anyone?

  3. Season 2 - episode 1 - hospital opening was Fitchburg MA. Site of Burbank Hospital.

  4. Where was the water tower district in season 2 filmed?


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