Richmond’s most famous film is also its’ most recent. Steven Speilberg’s epic Lincoln, released in 2012, filmed in many locations around Virginia’s capital city over 53 days of filming.
While movies have been filmed in the South as early as the 1900s, the last 30 years have seen a boom in the number of movies shot throughout North Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia, not necessarily because of the South’s celebrity population or blockbuster production studios but for the picturesque weeping willows, cobblestone sidewalks, and scenic beaches. (The tax breaks for filming in the South also don’t hurt its attractiveness.) So whether you want to sit where Forrest Gump waited for the bus, stand where Abraham Lincoln delivered a famous oration or canoe down the waters that Noah and Ally paddled in "The Notebook," these hot spots are great destinations to tour former sets, watch current productions being filmed and enjoy the breathtaking beauty these locales offer.