Explore the locations the LINCOLN cast and crew visited, dined and stayed during filming in Richmond and Petersburg.
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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
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 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
The Farmers Market was filmed as a telegraph office and General Grant's headquarters.
Old Street | Petersburg, VA 23803
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
This location was used as the hospital interior and exterior as well as the restaurant interior.
River and Rock Streets | Petersburg, VA 23803
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
The November Theatre at the Virginia Repertory Center becomes a Washington DC theater.
114 W Broad Street | Richmond, VA 23220
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
The AMF building was used as a staging area during filming and also as the interior of the White House and steamboat.
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
Battlefield scenes and the steamboat exterior were filmed here. This location is not open to the public.
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
dined at Alexander's, sharing stories of his visit to Greece.
101 W. Bank Street | Petersburg, VA 23803
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
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
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
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
The 1817 Federal brick building that houses Farmers Bank was a backdrop for filming.
244 N. Market Street | Petersburg, VA 23803
Hiram Haines Coffee House (now closed)
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.
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
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
Many members of the film crew dined daily at Longstreet's Deli.
302 N. Sycamore Street | Petersburg, VA 23803
Lincoln cast members enjoyed Maria's food to go and crew members frequently dined with us.
21 W. Old Street | Petersburg, VA 23803
(804) 862-3100 | www.mariasoldtown21.com/
A film crew member rented an apartment here.
8 Old Street | Petersburg, VA 23803
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
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. 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
Set props were purchased from Sycamore Antiques & Architectural Art.
248 N. Sycamore Street | Petersburg, VA 23803
(804) 732-8569 |
Sycamore Rouge (now closed)
Lincoln screenplay writer Tony Kushner visited Sycamore Rouge and the cast of Picasso at the Lapin Agile.
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 (now closed)
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
The Brickhouse Run was used for exterior filming
and street lighting.
407-409 Cockade Alley | Petersburg, VA 23803
(804) 862-1815 | BrickhouseRun.com
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 (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.
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
, 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
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 was home for many cast and crew for weeks at a time.
10609 Telegraph Road | Glen Allen, VA 23059
(804) 262-2240 | CandlewoodSuites.com
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
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
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
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
, 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
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
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
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
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
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
358-4901 | www.vahistorical.org
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
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