LINCOLN Movie Trail Sites

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    Explore the locations the LINCOLN cast and crew visited, dined and stayed during filming in Richmond and Petersburg.

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    Film Locations

    Bell Tower

    Bell Tower Welcome Center

    An evening encampment scene was filmed outside the Bell Tower on Capitol Grounds, but Daniel Day-Lewis remained in character, spending the night inside.

    101 N. 9th Street | Richmond, VA 23219
    (804) 545-5584 | Virginia.org
    McLean House replica at Maymont

    Maymont

    Two scenes were filmed at Maymont including the surrender at Appomattox with a replica of the McLean House and a President and Mrs. Lincoln carriage ride.

    2201 Shields Lake Drive | Richmond, VA 23220
    (804) 358-7166 | Maymont.org
    McIlwaine House

    McIlwaine House

    McIlwaine House was a filming location for Lincoln and Daniel Day-Lewis slept in the Petersburg Room rather than his trailer during filming.

    425 Cockade Alley | Petersburg, VA 23803
    (804) 357-1053 | McIlwaineHouse.com
    Petersburg Farmers' Market

    Petersburg Farmers' Market

    The Farmers Market was filmed as a telegraph office and General Grant's headquarters.

    Old Street | Petersburg, VA 23803
    (804) 733-4495
    City Point Open Air Museum

    Petersburg Informational Kiosk

    The Kiosk was transformed into the docks at City Point and the surrounding area became a military encampment. A pouring rain night scene was filmed here.

    Old Street | Petersburg, VA 23803
    South Side Railroad Depot

    South Side Railroad Depot

    This location was used as the hospital interior and exterior as well as the restauran interior.

    River and Rock Streets | Petersburg, VA 23803

    Union Station

    Union Station was transformed into a federal building in Washington, D.C. and was used for the flag-raising scene. Its interior became the setting for hair, make-up and wardrobe. To the north of the station, the land was converted into a “village” of horses, carriages, and wagons.

    103 River Street | Petersburg, VA 23803
    (804) 479-0638

    The November Theatre at the Virginia Repertory Center

    Virginia Repertory Center

    The November Theatre at the Virginia Repertory Center becomes a Washington DC theater.

    114 W Broad Street | Richmond, VA 23220
    (804) 282-2620
    Virginia State Capitol

    Virginia State Capitol

    The Capitol and Capitol Square supported major interior and exterior filming for Lincoln. The grounds were transformed into a military encampment, the White House and the US Capitol. The House of Delegates was restaged to be the House of Representatives chamber.

    1000 Bank Street | Richmond, VA 23219
    (804) 698-1788 | VirginiaCapitol.gov

    Additional Film Locations

     
    AMF Building

    AMF Building

    The AMF building was used as a staging area during filming and also as the interior of the White House and steamboat.
    Virginia's Executive Mansion

    Virginia's Executive Mansion

    The Executive Mansion was used for exterior shots as Preston Blair's house and as the interior of the White House reception room. The Mansion is open for tours on a limited basis

    Bank & 10th Streets | Richmond, VA 23219
    (804) 371-2642, option 5
    State Farm, location for battlefields

    State Farm

    Goochland County

    Battlefield scenes and the steamboat exterior were filmed here. This location is not open to the public.
    Laburnum House

    Laburnum House

    Laburnum Park, Richmond

    Interior was used as a Cabinet member's office. This is a private home and not open to the public.

     

     

    Petersburg Businesses Enjoyed by Cast and Crew

    Alexander's Restaurant

    Alexander's Restaurant

    Steven Spielberg dined at Alexander's, sharing stories of his visit to Greece.

    101 W. Bank Street | Petersburg, VA 23803
    (804) 733-7134
    Blue Willow Tea Room and Penniston's Alley Antiques and Collectibles

    Blue Willow Tea Room and Penniston's Alley Antiques and Collectibles

    The film crew and extras warmed up with soup and hot tea while filming, and several antique items were purchased or loaned for set props.

    102 W. Old Street | Petersburg, VA 23803
    (804) 722-0135
    Centre Hill Mansion

    Centre Hill Mansion

    A site visited by Abraham Lincoln in April 1865, set designers studied Centre Hill Mansion while scouting film locations for "Lincoln".

    1 Centre Hill Avenue | Petersburg, VA 23803
    (804) 733-2400
    Demolition Coffee Co.

    Demolition Coffee Co.

    Demolition Coffee Co. was a go-to for film crew seeking coffee and sandwiches. Many visited daily.

    215 East Bank Street | Petersburg, VA 23803
    (804) 732-2991 | DemolitionCoffee.com
    Dixie Restaurant

    Dixie Restaurant

    Cast and crew enjoyed breakfast or lunch daily while filming in Petersburg. Steven Spielberg's assistant ordered our Spiel-Burger and reported back that Mr. Spielberg liked it.

    250 N. Sycamore Street | Petersburg, VA 23803
    (804) 732-7425 | Facebook
    Farmers' Bank

    Farmers' Bank

    The 1817 Federal brick building that houses Farmers Bank was a backdrop for filming.

    244 N. Market Street | Petersburg, VA 23803
    (804) 733-2400
    Hiram Haines Coffee House

    Hiram Haines Coffee House

    The crew learned that Edgar Allen Poe and Virginia Clemm honeymooned at Hiram Haines Coffee House and they came to eat and drink as well.

    12 West Bank Street | Petersburg, VA 23803
    (804) 722-0505 | RiversEdgeInteriors.com
    Jerry's Antiques

    Jerry's Antiques and More

    We had Prop people, make up artist and actors come by the Shop. Tony Kushner came into the Shop and wanted to do all his Christmas shopping for his Family and Friends back in L.A.

    121 Bollingbrook Street | Petersburg, VA 23803
    (804) 712-7290
    Kimberly Ann's

    Kimberly Ann's

    Kimberly Ann's embraced Old Towne Petersburg filming and delivered Lincoln Logs to Steven Spielberg on his birthday.

    230B East Bank Street | Petersburg, VA 23803
    (804) 586-1633 | ShopKimberlyAnns.com
    Longstreet's Deli

    Longstreet's Deli

    Many members of the film crew dined daily at Longstreet's Deli.

    302 N. Sycamore Street | Petersburg, VA 23803
    (804) 722-4372
    Maria's Cafe and Italian Restaurant

    Maria's Cafe and Italian Restaurant

    Lincoln cast members enjoyed Maria's food to go and crew members frequently dined with us.

    16 W. Old Street | Petersburg, VA 23803
    (804) 862-3100 | MariasItalianCafe.com
    Old Street Petersburg

    Peppercorn Apartments and Commercial Building

    A film crew member rented an apartment here.

    8 Old Street | Petersburg, VA 23803
    Petersburg Area Art League

    Petersburg Area Art League

    Steven Spielberg made our upstairs gallery his private screening room and also celebrating the end of filming and his birthday in the space.

    7 East Old Street | Petersburg, VA 23803
    (804) 861-4611 | PAALArt.org
    Retreat Salon & Spa

    Retreat Salon & Spa

    The Retreat Salon & Spa's façade was transformed into the town undertaker's building for filming.

    12 W. Old Street | Petersburg, VA 23803
    (804) 861-8104 | RetreatSalon.com
    Saucy's Walk-Up Bar.B.Q.

    Saucy's Walk-Up Bar.B.Q.

    Saucy's Walk-Up Bar.B.Q. caught the eye of the Lincoln film crew when Southern Living named us one of the top 20 BBQ spots in the South.

    5th & Bollingbrook Streets | Petersburg, VA 23803
    (804) 504-3075 | SaucysBBQ.com
    Sycamore Antiques & Architectural Art

    Sycamore Antiques & Architectural Art

    Set props were purchased from Sycamore Antiques & Architectural Art.

    248 N. Sycamore Street | Petersburg, VA 23803
    (804) 732-8569 | SycamoreAntiques.net
    Sycamore Rouge

    Sycamore Rouge

    Lincoln screenplay writer Tony Kushner visited Sycamore Rouge and the cast of Picasso at the Lapin Agile.

    306 N. Sycamore Street | Petersburg, VA 23803
    (804) 957-5707 | SycamoreRouge.org
    The Great Outdoors

    The Bistro at Market and Grove

    The Bistro at Market and Grove hosted many members of the production crew and extras.

    422-424 North Market Street | Petersburg, VA 23803
    (804) 732-4480 | BistroMG.com
    The Black Swan LLC

    The Black Swan LLC

    The Black Swan was a warm reprieve for cast and crew to enjoy their meals while filming. The façade appears in the movie as "Broker: Patents & Inventions, Land Acquisitions and Partnerships".

    9 W. Old Street | Petersburg, VA 23803
    (804) 732-7575
    The Brickhouse Run

    The Brickhouse Run

    The Brickhouse Run was used for exterior filming and street lighting.

    407-409 Cockade Alley | Petersburg, VA 23803
    (804) 862-1815 | BrickhouseRun.com
    Wabi Sabi

    Wabi Sabi

    Crew members dined at Wabi Sabi for both lunch and dinner.

    29 Bollingbrook Street | Petersburg, VA 23803
    (804) 862-1365 | EatWabiSabi.com

     

     

    Richmond Area Businesses Enjoyed by Cast and Crew

    Arcadia Restaurant

    Arcadia Restaurant (now closed)

    In full make-up, Daniel Day-Lewis dined at Arcadia. An image of the moment went viral, showing the world his uncanny resemblance to Lincoln.

    1700 East Main Street | Richmond, VA 23222
    (804) 417-4005 | 
    Bell Tower

    Bistro Bobette

    Bistro Bobette was frequented by Kathleen Kennedy, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones. The Head of Catering dined here nightly.

    1209 E. Cary Street | Richmond, VA 23219
    (804) 225-9116 | BistroBobette.com
    Bygones Vintage clothing

    Bygones Vintage Clothing

    Daniel Day-Lewis , his wife Rebecca Miller, and their sons frequented Bygones and purchased several items of clothing and jewelry. Gulliver McGrath (young Tad) and his mother came also shopped here multiple times. Oscar winning make-up artist Lois Burwell and her assistant Mo came in every Sunday and bought some beautiful items including vintage accessories that she wore to the premiere of WARHORSE.

    2916 West Cary St. | Richmond VA 23221
    (804) 353-1919 | BygonesVintage.com
    Can-Can Brasserie

    Can Can Brasserie

    Tommy Lee Jones, Daniel Day-Lewis and James Spader all enjoyed Can Can, occasionally bringing their families to dine as well.

    3120 W. Cary Street | Richmond, VA 23221
    (804) 358-7274 | CanCanBrasserie.com
    Candlewood Suites

    Candlewood Suites

    Candlewood Suites was home for many cast and crew for weeks at a time.

    10609 Telegraph Road | Glen Allen, VA 23059
    (804) 262-2240 | CandlewoodSuites.com
    Comfort

    Comfort

    We served a variety of cast and crew members over the course of the filming. Cast members who dined in Comfort included Sally Field, James Spader and his family, David Strathairn, John Hawkes, Gloria Rueben, Bruce McGill, Jared Harris and David Costible. Screenwriter Tony Kushner and author Doris Kearns Goodwin also dined with us.

    200 West Broad St. | Richmond, VA 23210
    (804) 780-0004
    Farmer Johnson's Country Kitchen, LLC

    Farmer Johnson's Country Kitchen, LLC

    While filming nearby, production crew enjoyed lunch here regularly in fall 2011.

    7610 Left Flank Road, Suite 200 | Mechanicsville, VA 23116
    (804) 559-0111 | FarmerJohnsons.com
    Jefferson Hotel

    The Jefferson Hotel and Lemaire Restaurant

    Members of the cast, including Sally Field, stayed at The Jefferson Hotel while filming in Richmond. Members of the cast and crew regularly enjoyed dining in Lemaire Restaurant.

    101 West Franklin Street | Richmond, VA23220
    (804) 283-1594 | JeffersonHotel.com | LemaireRestaurant.com
    La Grotta Ristorante

    La Grotta Ristorante

    Tommy Lee Jones dined at La Grotta regularly while filming just blocks away. He enjoyed the Italian dishes so much, he brought his wife, too.

    1218 E. Cary Street | Richmond, VA 23219
    (804) 644-2466 | LaGrottaRistorante.com
    Millie's Diner

    Millie's Diner

    Steven Spielberg, David Strathairn and other supporting cast and film crew dined at Millie's while filming Lincon.

    2603 E. Main Street | Richmond, VA 23223
    (804) 643-5512 | MilliesDiner.com
    Museum and White House of the Confederacy

    Museum and White House of the Confederacy

    Steven Spielberg visited Jefferson Davis' executive mansion several times for film preparation and Daniel Day-Lewis spent time alone in the mansion to prepare for his role as Lincoln.


    1201 E. Clay Street | Richmond, VA 23219
    (804) 649-1861 | MOC.org
    The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar

    The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar

    Daniel Day-Lewis was a frequent Museum Store shopper during filming. Tredegar is the site of David French's life-size Lincoln and Tad statue.

    500 Tredegar Street | Richmond, VA 23219
    (804) 780-1865 | Tredegar.org
    The Camel

    The Camel

    A local band, "Black Girls" drew Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Joseph Cross to enjoy The Camel's evening atmosphere.

    1621 W. Broad Street | Richmond, VA 23220
    (804) 353-4901 | TheCamel.org
    The Roosevelt

    The Roosevelt

    While the film crew dined regularly, the end of filming brought a host of cast to dine, including Sally Field and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

    632 North 25th Street | Richmond, VA 23223
    (804) 658-1935 | RooseveltRVA.com
    Virginia Historical Society

    Virginia Historical Society

    Actress Gloria Ruben researched her role for Elizabeth Keckly, a set designer researched the look of civil war maps, and locals used the VHS for research.

    428 N. Boulevard | Richmond, VA 23220
    (804) 358-4901 | www.vahistorical.org

    Virginia War Memorial

    Virginia War Memorial

    Steven Spielberg and Governor McDonnell hosted a reception for World War II veterans to thank them for their service.

    621 South Belvidere Street | Richmond, VA 23220
    (804) 786-2074 | VAWarMemorial.org
    Wingate by Wyndham Short Pump

    Wingate by Wyndham - Richmond Short Pump

    The Wingate provided overnight accommodations and breakfast for some of the cast and crew of the Lincoln movie during their battle scenes.

    13991 North Gayton Road | Glen Allen, VA 23233
    (804) 421-1600 | WingateShortPump.com
Last Updated: 6/24/2014 2:55 PM
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