Location, Location, Location

Film tourism is a multibillion dollar industry worldwide, but you don’t have to go to England, New Zealand, or Iceland to see famous sets; there are plenty right here in Virginia. 

Portions of The Walking Dead were filmed in Hopewell.

Harriet

McIlwaine House, Petersburg

Williams Wharf and Mathews Land Conservancy, Mathews County

Berkeley Plantation, Charles City 

The Good Lord Bird

Powhatan

Petersburg

Church Hill, Richmond

Rocketts Landing, Richmond 

The Walking Dead

Hopewell 

Dirty Dancing

Mountain Lake Lodge, Pembroke

Lincoln

Virginia State Capitol, Richmond

Virginia Repertory Theater, Richmond

Executive Mansion, Richmond

Maymont, Richmond: surrender at Appomattox

McIlwaine House, Petersburg: Daniel Day Lewis spent three night in the house

Farmers’ Market, Petersburg

Southside Landing Depot, Petersburg: used as a hospital interior and exterior

Union Station, Petersburg


This article originally appeared in our February 2020 issue.

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