The house from the movie "The Big Chill"
Add This Southern U.S. Film Lover Destination To Your Bucket List
Movie buffs will recognize Beaufort, South Carolina, from numerous films like "The Fugitive," "Something To Talk About," "The War," and "The Big Chill.”
Guided walking, golf cart, and horse-drawn tours show the mossy live oaks and Civil War-era homes. Learn the city's history and how it has intersected with Hollywood's.
One of the first major Hollywood films to shoot in Beaufort was "The Great Santini," starring Robert Duvall, based on local Pat Conroy's semi-autobiographical novel.
Toward Beaufort's downtown at the Lewis Reeves Sam House on Bay Street, is a mid-1800s estate that was a shooting location for "The Prince of Tides," co-written by Conroy.
The city is on Port Royal Island, surrounded by dozens of other islands. Two of them, Harbor Island and Hunting Island, are where Demi Moore became a Navy SEAL in "G.I. Jane."
"Forrest Gump" and Disney's "The Jungle Book" used Fripp Island as the jungles of Vietnam and India, though the land has since been redeveloped into the Ocean Creek Golf Course.
The Woods Memorial Bridge is where reporters caught up with Forrest Gump on his famous cross-country run, though the film added a sign to make it look like the Mississippi.
Just a few miles south of Beaufort is Parris Island, which served as the boot camp setting for Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket."