Savannah has become a film location gem boasting a wealth of locations including the nation’s largest historic district, and period locations that can double as 19th century U.S. or European cities. Grab a camera, hop in a car and check out some key locations that are found in many award-winning films outside the Historic District.

This is no where near a complete list. Want to see more film and television center sites? Be sure to talk to our on-site concierge about guided tours and more around and outside the historic district.

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Please note that the hours and opportunities listed below are subject to change and may have specific or different health and safety policies.
Please contact the locations before visiting to confirm, before visiting.

01

Tybee Island Beach & Tybee Beach Pier

Tybee Island Beach is also known as Savannah’s Beach, but it’s a town of its own. A town and beachfront that has become many places and been featured in thrillers, comedies, romances, and action movies alike. Hang out on North Beach and build some sandcastles. SpongeBob and company already fought the dread pirate Burger-Beard (The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of the Water, 2015), but you can still play on the same beach where they discovered cotton candy. Then make your way to the South Beach and Tybee Beach Pier featured in The Last Song (2010) and 2017’s Bay Watch. You can’t ride a motorcycle and dive off the pier as Zac Effron did, but you can imagine. With seasonably warm temperatures most of the year, you can enjoy some fun in the sun while imagining yourself in some iconic movie scenes, you might even run into a film crew while you’re there!

Also filmed here Harry Haft (2020), Peanut Butter Falcon (2019), Gemini Man (2019), Love Takes Flight (2019), The Beach House (2018), Galveston (2018), Love at the Shore (2017), Little Mermaid (2017), Live by Night (2017), Gifted (2017), Untouched (2017), Dirty Grandpa (2016), The Do-Over (2016), Sinking Sand (2016), Christine (2016), Magic Mike XXL (2015), The Last Song (2010), The Conspirator (2010), The General’s Daughter (1999), Claudine’s Return (1998), The Gingerbread Man (1998), Love Shack (1997), Wild America (1997), The Judas Project (1990), The Slayer (1982), The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd (1980), Gator (1976), and Cape Fear (1962)

02

Oatland Island & Oatland Island Wildlife Center

711 Sandtown Road

This really might be an excuse to see some really cool animals. However, while you make new animal friends you, know that you’re in the same area where they filmed the not so critically acclaimed, but fun Abraham Lincoln vs Zombies (2012) and 1989’s Return of the Swamp Thing.

03

Bonaventure Cemetery

330 Bonaventure Road, Thunderbolt, GA

Bonaventure Cemetery has a hauntingly beautiful landscape and a wealth of stories to tell. Also, it makes a great setting for coming of age séances like in 1995’s Now and Then, paranoid delusions from the psychological thriller, Breaking at the Edge (2013), and real-life murder mysteries. One thing you will not find is the statue known as the Bird Girl, featured in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997). “Little Wendy the Bird Girl” is currently on display at the Jepson Center for the Arts (207 West York Lane).

Also filmed here Daisy Winters (2017) and The Gingerbread Man (1998)

04

Wormsloe Historic Site

7601 Skidaway Road

Ever seen that picture of a path between two rows of massive Live Oak trees? Most likely you’ve seen a picture of Wormsloe Historic Site. That pathway along with many of the historic onsite buildings have set the stage for Hollywood.

Filmed here Magic Mike XXL (2015), The Last Song (2010), General’s Daughter (1999), Gator (1976), and The Lincoln Conspiracy (1977)

05

Fort Jackson

1 Fort Jackson Road

Old Fort Jackson is a must-see National Historic Landmark offering daily cannon firings and exciting interactive programs for adults, kids, and families! It’s also the setting for a pivotal scene in 2016’s historical biopic Birth of a Nation (2016).

Also filmed here Lizzie (2018)

06

Fort Pulaski

101 Fort Pulaski Road

Fort Pulaski National Monument was ranked one of the “most spectacular harbor defense structures” in the United States during the Civil War era. Until the Union Army successfully tested rifled cannons in combat in 1862, rendering brick fortifications obsolete. This historic location serves as much of the setting for the trial of Mary Surratt, the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln portrayed in The Conspirator (2010).

Also filmed here Abraham Lincoln V Zombies (2012)

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