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Film Locations in VA

Have you ever wondered where movies in your state were filmed? Check out these film locations in Virginia. Stand where your favorite actor stood and see the backdrop for your favorite movies. We have a complete guide to the most famous film locations in VA.


1368 Colonial Parkway, Jamestown, VA 23081


The New World of Historic Jamestowne Today
Pocahontas, daughter of one native Indian chief, was one of the first settlers of Jamestown.  She was captured and abducted by the Englishmen and was held for ransom.  She later then married an English man named John Rolfe which later made her convert to Christianity.  The story revolved with the earlier settlers of Jamestown Virginia and the colonization of the English during the Anglo-Indian hostilities in 1613.  This was how the story revolved in that multi-awarded movie, The New World, by the direction of Terrence Malick.  The film chose Historic Jamestowne as its film location for this was where the actual events and stories happened.  
Historic Jamestowne is now being preserved and is being further excavated for more artifacts that they might discover related to the birthplace of the United States.  More information about this park can further be unearthed on their official website.

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1201 East Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23219


The Former White House
Because of its attractive nature & sceneries, historical places, structures & buildings, Virginia has become one of the many favorite spots for film locations and productions in the United States.  One of those historical buildings or offices is the Museum of the Confederacy, former White House of the Confederacy, where the movie entitled Lincoln by Steven Spielberg was filmed.  The whole movie itself was filmed in Virginia wherein its whole crew, staff, actors and actresses, director and producer, stayed, worked and dined in its entirety in this beautiful city of Virginia.

It was here in the Museum of the Confederacy where Abraham Lincoln and his family resided during the fall of Richmond in April 3, 1865.  Today, the museum holds the massive collection of manuscripts, artifacts and images that are associated with the era of the Confederates.  

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1000 Bank Street and 10th Streets Capitol Square, Richmond, VA 23219


The Capitol As The White House Architecture
The Capitol of Virginia is one historical structure in Virginia which was designed by T. Jefferson and Charles Louis Clerisseau.  It now serves as a legislative house for the US lawmakers wherein the citizens can freely view their sessions in this house.  This is where the US Senators and the Legislators hold their regular sessions and offices.  The Capitol is also open for public and serves as one great tourist attraction in Virginia today.  Many tourists have been here and found this place as a very historical structure that plays major important role in shaping the history of United States.

The Capitol of Virginia is the mostly used place for film location by the Hollywood producers and film makers.  It is most often used as The White House architecture for many films like that of the Lincoln by Steven Spielberg and others.  

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14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, VA 20151


Autobots, Let’s Roll Out In Here!
Mainly for its Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, the world’s fastest jet, the movie Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’s supreme scenes were shot or filmed here at National Air and Space Museum.  Right specifically at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, this is within the premise of the National Air and Space Museum, Transformer’s sequel film chose the place to be its film location for its whole climax scene.  Actors and actresses of the movie were on this locality of Virginia during the whole filming of its scenes.  Stars of this film were here like Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, John Turturro and its director Michael Bay.

The National Air and Space Museum is not just a good venue for film location in Virginia but they open their place to the public for the whole week.  Admission to see their modern, old and latest aircrafts is FREE!

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1 Visitor Center Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23185


HBO Presents John Adams
The film John Adams, which was produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, was filmed in historic Colonial Williamsburg in the city of Virginia.  Colonial Williamsburg has been the film location of that wonderful recreation of the historic political life drama of John Adams.  John Adams was the second president of the United States who earlier served as the first vice president of the US.  He was preceded by George Washington and was succeeded by Thomas Jefferson.  Playtone which is owned by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman produced this astounding movie for HBO films.

Visit this one of the many favorite historic spots for film location in Virginia and enjoy the place together with its historic beautiful surroundings.  You may visit their website stated for more info about this historic place.

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540-371-0802 / 540-373-6122 / 540-786-2880
120 Chatham Lane, Falmouth, VA 22405


Gods & Generals Was Filmed Here
A prequel to the 1993 film Gettysburg, this 2001 movie entitled Gods and Generals was filmed in its entirety in the bloodiest place in the history of the United States.  As the movie portrays the gaping Civil War that transpired in at least four major places in Virginia, Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania is just two of them.   Warner Bros. and Ted Turner Pictures produced the movie to emulate to the viewers the exact location, sceneries and battle trails of the Civil War era.  Approximately 85,000 men were wounded as 15,000 were killed in this horrible civil war history of the nation.  This film location was the same place where civil war took place.  

Today, the place has been properly restored and protected for the public to make as one of the main park attractions in Virginia. The park is open for visitors for free admission.

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804-462-5030 / 1-800-933-PARK
1632 Belle Isle ROAD, Lancaster, VA 22503


Cold Mountain In Virginia
Have you seen the movie Cold Mountain that starred Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Renée Zellweger?  It was a movie version of the best-selling book by Charles Frazier of the same name.  It was about a novel about Virginia’s Civil War produced by Miramax and was directed by Anthony Minghella.  The scene, when a wounded civil war soldier (Jude Law) left the hospital to find his girlfriend Ada (Nicole Kidman) and began his long trek through a rocky road surrounded by river on one side and a steep cliff on the other side, that was filmed at Belle Isle State Park.  What you saw in that scene was the whole surroundings of Belle Isle.

Other scenes like the mansion’s exterior of Carter’s Grove Plantation were also in Virginia.  Except for the battle fight scenes, which were shot in Romania, Virginia was mostly the film location for this movie.

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2241 Hidden Valley Road, Warm Springs, VA 24484

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Sommersby’s Film Location
The movie entitled Sommersby was filmed wholly in the cities and towns of Virginia.  Places in Virginia like the Appomatox, Charlotte Court House, Farmville, Hot Springs, Lexington were among the film locations of this romantic love story set in the civil war tide.  Hidden Valley in Warwickton was one of its film location in Virginia.  Also filmed at the house mansion within it which was originally built in 1851 by James Woods Warwick.  The mansion altogether with this Hidden Valley is now part of the National Register of Historic Places.  It is also being well chosen as Virginia’s Historic Landmark.

Today it is being provisioned to as a Bed & Breakfast lodging area for its visitors and guests.  Enjoy the historic ambiance as well as your bed & breakfast stay in the mansion itself.

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3655 US Highway 211 East, Luray, VA 22835


The Evenly Almighty Shenandoah Park
Do you remember that funny movie Evan Almighty played by Steve Carell, wherein the storyline turned around when God spoke to Congressman Evan Baxter (Steve Carell), a non-believer, and tells him to build an ark?  The story actually depicts Noah’s Ark in the Bible and everything in the movie was silly funny.  The message of the movie was properly conveyed through this great movie that chose Virginia, specifically the Shenandoah National Park as its film location.  Main stars of the movie like Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman and Lauren Graham were at this film location.  This film location in Virginia has the perfect sceneries for the plot of the story.  The settings were all nature with animals, gardens, trees, plants, flower and strikingly wide landscapes of the whole area.  

Come and visit the place to appreciate the untouched grandeur of its nature’s shapeliness.

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101 Callahan Drive , Alexandria, VA 22301


One Great Treasure of Virginia
The magnificent George Washington Masonic Museum was structured in 1920 with a vision and mission of preserving and promoting the vision of the father of America, George Washington, by providing education to humankind.

As historic as this museum, the movie National Treasure: Book of Secrets used the place as one of its film locations.  The movie is about a treasure hunter, which was played by Nicholas Cage, who is in search for the assassin of Abraham Lincoln and was filmed here because of its relevancy to the movie itself.  Nicholas Cage, Justin Bartha, Diane Kruger among its co-stars were in this museum and in Virginia during the shooting of this movie.  The George Washington Masonic Museum is one great treasure for the Virginians and you should treasure your experience of visiting the museum.

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401 North 3rd Street, Richmond, VA 23219


As Historic As Your Visit Will Be
It really is so easy to fall in love with the beauty of its natural landscapes and added attractions for the whole family to enjoy.  The Historic Richmond Region is really historic full of stories behind every beauty creation that you will see in it.  There is no doubt why the region has been the favorite film location for many movie producers in Hollywood.  


One of those famous movies that preferred to be shot here was The Jackal which starred no less than Bruce Willis and Richard Gere.  Along with their co-stars in that film, they enjoyed filming the movie while they enjoyed the many amenities, comfort and entertainment within this region.  Come and bring your whole family right here to the Historic Richmond Region right now!

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1911 North Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, VA 22209


Cruise Your Trip Here
Tom Cruise was here!  That ever successful movie of his, Mission Impossible III, was shot here in Rosslyn.  Other scenes were taken from other countries but some scenes in that movie were taken in the busy district of Rosslyn Virginia.  Other parts of Virginia were also used as its film location, like the scene where Ethan’s (Tom Cruise) black Mercedes car swerves in order to avoid the truck that is about to hit his car, that was shot on the street of Dock Street in Richmond this time.  


Hollywood has been here most of the time and that is why you need to know why they fall for this city of Virginia.  Rosslyn Virginia is just one of the many tourist attractions in Virginia, so please visit their website to check out what they have to offer to their visitors.

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3648 Main Street, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336


One Fine Carnival 
The entirety of the movie was shot in Virginia alone and nowhere else.  The film locations for this were in Dinwiddie, Fort Story in Virginia Beach, Hopewell, Petersburg, Richmond, Staunton, Virginia Beach and this place, Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman’s Carnival, where their chasing scenes were the carnival took place.  There is a lot of tourist attractions in Virginia and this place is a must visit for their carnivals, pony rides and more entertainment for the whole family.  

Definitely the whole cast of the Hearts in Atlantis movie, like Anthony Hopkins, Anton Yelchin, Hope Davis, other cast, crew and director were all here in Virginia.  They all stayed, dined and were all entertained by the attractions and amenities of the state of Virginia.  

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115 Hotel Circle, Pembroke, VA 24136


Fall In Love With The Mountain Lake
Explore the vibrancy of the 2600 acres of nature all preserved for all generations to enjoy and fall in love with.  Yes, you will fall in love with its spectacular elevations, streams, wildlife and the Mountain Lake itself with its fresh natural water.  Between these nature beauties plus the 1920 constructed Lodge in it, one will surely find peace, fun adventure and an ultimate escape from the city-life’s hustle and bustle.  

This is the very same place where that blockbuster movie of Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, Dirty Dancing, took place.  The enactment of the movie is very typical to a real-life scenario where a family spent their holiday camp in one beautiful nature get-away, which happened to be the Mountain Lake Lodge and its lake.  This is one flawless film location for one superlative movie like Dirty Dancing.

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2500 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220-2057


A Labyrinthine Site
From their official website up to their actual museum, they will surely catch your eyes!  The Science Museum of Virginia has an eye-catching website, an interactive one which from that alone will amuse and entertain anyone who visits.  Much more if you will visit their actual museum located in Virginia, kids and adults alike will be surprised with lots of discoveries, technologies and amusing scientific educational entertainment.

The Science Museum of Virginia, along with Fort Pickett, Frontier Culture Museum, Petersburg and the Virginia Military Institute all in Virginia were the film locations for the 2002 movie Wicked Spring.  Starred by Brian Merrick, DJ Perry, Terry Jernigan the movie was all about the 1864 battle of the Wilderness during the Civil War in Virginia.

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+1 800-822-3224
2101 Parks Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451


The Seas, The Beach, The Shorelines and Its People
NBC 12 Richmond News, the USS TRUXTUN in Norfolk, the Naval Station Norfolk, and right here in Virginia Beach, all those said places in Virginia were used as the film locations for the movie of Tom Hanks entitled Captain Phillips.  Most of its scenes were taken right here in Virginia Beach, the seas, shorelines and the people of Virginia will all be part of this. 

Big names in the Hollywood industry were once again in the city of Virginia for the filming of their upcoming movie.  Lead stars Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Christopher Stadulis with their director and the crew had visited this place that is full of wonderful entertainment.  See the official website of Virginia Beach.

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+1 540-332-7850
1290 Richmond Road, Staunton, VA 24401


Museum Of America’s Early Immigrants
The Frontier Culture Museum is a museum that showcases the life of America’s early immigrants from England, Ireland, West Africa and Germany.  They settled in this region and so this museum is presenting their way & kind of living during those times of the year 1600.  The museum had rebuilt and reproduced the houses and buildings of these early settlers.  The Frontier Culture Museum has two main attractions, namely the Old World and the America.  Everything about these early immigrants are being showcased in their museum, indoors and outdoors, in an interactive way.  The whole family will certainly enjoy the place as they will be taught and experience the way the old times had lived.

One great museum in Virginia that has been used also for a film location in the entirety of this very short 2006 movie Marty’s Hope.

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300 East Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23219


Rob Lowe & Ginnifer Goodwin Will Be Here!
There is one upcoming shooting in this film location, Richmond Virginia, for the National Geographic Channel movie “Killing Kennedy”.  Stars Rob Lowe and Ginnifer Goodwin will be in Richmond Virginia for the duration of the filming.  Try to visit the place and see for yourselves these big stars that will definitely stay, dine, unwind and shoot the film here.  All its casts and director will be in this place.

Witness also the beauty of this city in Virginia where you can find many attractions, whether you are in for a business or pleasure visit, you will be entertained and welcomed here.  You may see their website to see what is waiting for you here, aside from Rob Lowe, Ginnifer Goodwin and the whole cast!

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+1 540-463-3777
106 East Washington Street, Lexington, VA 24450


Let's Go To Lexington!
In Lexington Virginia they value their history, ancestral heritage and the past.  In this place, they take care of their nature’s magnificent beauty, as much as they give importance to its people.  The people of Lexington Virginia preserve and protect their culture, history and the whole place itself.  They encourage and invite everyone from all walks of life, from coast to coast of America, to come and visit their place.  Be stunned with the grandiosity of their nature’s stunning beauty.  No matter what your age is, kids and adults will definitely have the greatest experience of getting along not just with their people but with their whole environment.

This place has been used most often as a film location mainly because of the above mentioned factors.  Movies like that of Steven Spielberg entitled War of the Worlds starred by no less than Tom Cruise.

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P.O. Box 1776, Petersburg, VA 23805


Lincoln Was Here
The filming of this blockbuster movie by Steven Spielberg, “Lincoln”, took place right here in Petersburg Virginia.  It was chosen by the filmmaker mainly because of the panoramic view of the city enabling them to make a 180 degree vista of all the structures that are within Petersburg Virginia.  Their historical structures are really a cut above the rest.  That is how grandeur the historical structures that were built many scores and centuries ago by their forefathers.

This is one of the physically attractive cities in Virginia, Petersburg, wherein among its many attractions the people are one of its important natural resources.  Take pride in being a tourist of this place as they will take pride in welcoming you to their place.

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