Savannah, Georgia

1997’s Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil revealed Savannah’s beauty to international audiences unfamiliar with this hauntingly magestic city. The film’s scenes were shot all over the town, including at The Mercer Williams House, beautiful Forsyth Park, the Tomochichi Federal Building (a national historic landmark), Churchill’s Pub and the haunting Bonaventure Cemetery. While the bench that Tom Hanks sat on is now in Savannah’s History Museum, Forrest Gump’s legendary bus stop bench scene was filmed in Savannah’s Chippewa Square. The 1991 thriller Cape Fear shot several scenes in Savannah, as did the Robert Redford-directed The Legend of Bagger Vance, which was set in Savannah and filmed throughout South Carolina. The movie tells the story of disillusioned war veteran and Savannah native Captain Rannulph Junah, who learns to master the game of golf fittingly in a state known for its’ golf courses.