CHARLESTON GOES HOLLYWOOD
Discover the famous spots in Charleston that were featured in blockbuster hits like The Notebook.
YOUR GUIDE TO MOVIES
FILMED IN CHARLESTON
Due to the city’s history, charm, and beauty, Charleston makes the ideal background for a movie and TV filming location. Here’s where you can find the settings of some of your favorite movies that were filmed right here in the lowcountry.
Filmed: Late 2002 and early 2003
The Notebook, was converted into an American romantic drama film from Nicholas Sparks’ famous novel. Starring Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling. It’s now one of the most famous love stories. Charleston landmarks filmed throughout the film include:
College of Charleston
Backdrop for Allie’s college
Boone Hall Plantation
Hamilton’s summer home
Bears Bluff Plantation
The house Noah would rebuild
Lake scene with swans
Where Noah & Allie watched traffic light and went to see a movie
William Aiken House
Wedding dress fitting scene
Restaurant where Noah finds Allie dining with her fiancé
Filmed: September of 1999 to January of 2000
Starring Mel Gibson and Heath Ledger, this movie is a story about the Revolutionary War and is full of action and emotion. Mel Gibson plays Benjamin Martin, who is actually based on Francis Marion. The movie was filmed all throughout South Carolina, but there were several scenes that were filmed in Charleston.
College of Downtown
The interior of Randolph Hall was used for some of the assembly meetings.
Serves at the militia’s hidden meeting spot
Middleton Place Plantation
One of the movie’s ball scenes was filmed inside this beautiful home
An American romantic war drama starring Amanda Seyfried and Channing Tatum. It follows the life of a soldier after he falls in love with a young woman. They decide to exchange letters to each other after he is deployed to the war. Some scenes locations where the movie was filmed:
College of Charleston’s
Where Savannah read letters
Charleston Air Force Base
The Citadel’s infirmary was used as the German Hospital
Where John and Savannah first meet
The military installation on the Congo coast.
Beach house where Savannah stayed
Isle of Palms Fishing Pier
Where John rescues Savannah’s purse