Where was 1923 filmed? Guide to all the filming locations in Montana & Africa

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Instead of 1883 season two, creator and producer Taylor Sheridan decided to rebrand the Yellowstone prequel series, focused on the origins of the Dutton family and their iconic ranch, as 1923.

Like its predecessors, 1923 was primarily filmed in Montana, but also in South Africa and Tanzania.

Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren

Picking up 40 years after the events of 1883, the series explore the challenges that the Duttons had to face in the early years of the 20th century, navigating pandemics, a historic drought, the end of Prohibition, and the Great Depression era.

Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren play Jacob and Clara Dutton respectively. The show is narrated by Isabel May, who played the 1883 series character, Elsa.

Welcome to the best guide to all the filming locations of 1923. You’ll also find our spoiler-free article revealing all the locations where Yellowstone was filmed following this link.


The 1923 locations in Montana

1923 Montana
The production took over the streets of Uptown Butte, one of Montana's most historical cities, which doubled as Bozeman.

The local outlets reported that the boxing ring was set in a parking lot on the corner of Broadway and Hamilton Streets.
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Where is 1923 filmed
A vaporizer store was transformed into the fictional Silver Dollar soda shop, the saloon surrounded by prohibitionists that appears in the first episode.

The interior was probably a set built at Butte Civic Center, a local multi-purpose facility that served as the series' studio.
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Butte Sheriff's Department
Bozeman Sheriff's Office is the actual Butte Sheriff's Department at 225 North Alaska Street.
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Butte-Silver Bow Water Utility
Featuring a neoclassical facade, the building of Butte-Silver Bow Water Utility at 124 West Granite Street appears as Bozeman's town hall.
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Carpenters Union Hall Butte
However, the city hall's interior was filmed on the beautifully restored KMBF radio station's second floor at 156 W Granite Street.

Completed in 1906, this iconic building is Butte's former Carpenters' Union Hall.
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Whitehall Montana
Some of the scenes taking place in Montana's wide open landscapes were filmed on a 160-acre parcel located at the base of the Highland Mountain range, just in front of the Tobacco Root Mountains outside Whitehall.

Boasting gorgeous 360-degree mountain views, this property is on the old Butte and Helena wagon trail.
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Yellowstone Dutton Ranch
In the Yellowstone series, the fictional Dutton Ranch was filmed at the historic Chief Joseph Ranch, built between 1914 and 1917 in Darby, Montana.

In 1923, we can see the evolution of the buildings at an early stage of development, with some images created via CGI.
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1923 drehorte
The sheds of the Indian boarding school were filmed on the grounds of the Anaconda Rifle and Pistol Club.
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Donald Whitfield mansion
Episode four, "War and the Turquoise Tide", introduces Timothy Dalton (the actor who played James Bond a couple of times in the 80s) as the powerful and ruthless businessman Donald Whitfield.

Whitfield's house is the Daly Mansion located near Hamilton, a large 19th-century Victorian manor boasting 24,000-square-foot.

This house also appeared as the Governor's mansion in the Yellowstone series season five finale, aired just a week before this 1923 episode.
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Makoshika State Park
This scene pictured from the trailer was filmed at the Makoshika State Park in Dawson County, Montana.

The estate’s largest park features mushroom-shaped hoodoo rock formations, the fossil remains of Tyrannosaurus Rex, and the remains of other prehistoric animals.
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The 1923 locations in Africa

1923 Africa
The scenes in Africa with Spencer Dutton (played by Brandon Sklenar) were filmed between Tanzania and South Africa.

The train station in Nairobi, Kenya, was filmed at the Umgeni Steam Railway (also known as Inchanga Choo Choo), a steam locomotive preservation society in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.
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1923 series house
The magnificent Kearsney Manor, which is located about 50 miles northeast of Durban on the KwaZulu Natal North Coast in South Africa, doubled as the Stanley Hotel.

Built in the late 1800s, this old English colonial estate is today a popular wedding venue.
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Serengeti National Park
A few scenes and establishing shots in the African Savanna were recorded at the Serengeti National Park in northern Tanzania.
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Stay tuned on this page, we will be updating and expanding this report every week as new locations are revealed!

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1 comment:

1- Anonymous - Jan 17, 2023, 3:10 PM
Where were the scenes of the Turquoise Tide filmed?


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