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SC's unique Lowcountry encompasses miles of beautiful salt-water marsh.
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South Carolina's capitol city of Columbia.
The Wild and Scenic Chattooga River, backdrop for "Deliverance."
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The coastal town of Beaufort, setting for "The Big Chill," "Forrest Gump," "GI Jane," and more.
Rolling hills with fields of grain are located just outside of Columbia.
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The town of Clemson, home to Clemson University.
Timeless architecture, like Valentine's Store, is a part of South Carolina's landscape.
Town of Cope
The Blue Ridge mountains provide a stunning backdrop to many lakes across SC's Upstate region.
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The Gervais St. Bridge is one of four open-spandrel arch bridges of reinforced concrete in SC.
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is an Old South city with irresistible charm and beauty. You see it in the lazy trim of her breezy piazzas and feel it in the spirit of her rich heritage. Steeped in history, yet boasting a sophisticated quality of life, Charleston is a place filmmakers rarely want to leave. The city boasts 73 pre-Revolutionary buildings, 136 late-18th century structures and over 600 others built before the 1840s.
Idyllic beach resorts at
offer miles of unspoiled beaches and marshlands, posh accommodations, outstanding recreation facilities and fine dining, making it one of the premiere production destinations in the country.
A few of the productions that have shot in Charleston include “The Notebook,” “Die Hard: With a Vengeance,” “Cold Mountain,” “Radio,” “Queen,” “Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls,” “North & South,” “Major League: Back to the Minors,” “Dear John,” and the TV series “Army Wives.”
With a rich 300 year history, Charleston today is America's most beautifully preserved architectural and historical treasure. Its appeal has been described as a "living museum."
Images of Charleston
Both modern and historic beach houses can be found along Charleston's coast
Images of Beach Houses
Experience the breathtaking views of a truly unique city by seeing Charleston from the water
Charleston from the water
A rare site: a lighthouse that is no longer on land
Morris Island Lighthouse
Here a group of English settlers landed in 1670 and established what would become the birthplace of the Carolinas colony, the plantation system of the American South, and one of the continent’s first major port cities.
Images of Charles Towne Landing
The WWI "Fighting Lady," the USS Yorktown, offers a spectacular view of the Ravenel Bridge in Charleston's harbor.
Images of the Arthur Ravenel Bridge
A sailboat navigates the waterway that makes up Charleston's harbor
Images of Charleston harbor
One of many scenic dirt roads that can be found in the Charleston area
Images of dirt roads
This undeveloped beach offers over 1,200 acres of sand, ocean, and palmetto trees just 45 minutes south of downtown Charleston.
Images of Edisto
Located just 20 minutes from downtown Charleston, this popular beach has been the backdrop for many films, including "Scarlett," "Angel Camouflaged," and "Dear John."
Images of Folly Beach
Tucked away in the remote last vestiges of a colonial-era rice plantation, Hampton Plantation State Historic Site is both bucolic and evocative.
One of the many river systems in the Charleston area that offer a stunning backdrop of marsh and water.
Facts about SC's intracoastal waterway
Ornamental, wrought-iron handiwork by the renowned artisan, Philip Simmons, can be seen on gates, fences, balconies and window grilles all over Charleston.
The Iron Man of Charleston
One of of the largest museums of its kind in the world, Patriots Point offers a unique collection of ships and aircraft. The USS Yorktown (CV-10) is the centerpiece of this film-friendly location.
Patriot's Point Naval & Maritime Museum
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