FOX TV Hit Sleepy Hollow and Other TV/Film Productions Find Great Locations at N.C. State Historic Sites
RALEIGH, NC September 19, 2013 – When the newly debuted FOX TV series Sleepy Hollow needed a vintage location that could seem frozen in time, it was found on the grounds of historic Tryon Palace in New Bern. The rebuilt 1700s home of colonial Gov. William Tryon was the perfect place for period suspense and intrigue, and will be seen in episode two of Sleepy Hollow on Sept. 28 at 9 p.m. N. C. State Historic Sites offer great backdrops and settings for location filming for movies and TV.
Other big screen settings at N. C. State Historic Sites include the movie Leatherheads on location at the N.C. Transportation Museum, Nights on Rodanthe at Roanoke Island Festival Park and the TV series Homeland filmed at the State Capitol.
In the Wilmington area, the USS North Carolina was used for several television shows, including Revolution, One Tree Hill and the movie American Warships. Nearby Fort Fisher has been a location for Safe Haven, Eastbound and Down, and the movies We’re the Millers and Sleeping with the Enemy.
The PBS documentary Slavery and the Making of America did filming at Historic Edenton and Somerset Place. Documentaries have also filmed at Horne Creek Historical Farm and other historic sites.
So if a production company needs an amazing beach, a colonial palace, a rustic mountain retreat, an expansive battlefield, a one-roomed school, small dorms and dining hall or a variety of farms, N. C. State Historic Sites can fill the bill. There are plenty of choices with geographic variety. Please visit ncdcr.gov/film for more complete information on a variety of historic sites.
For further information, please call Cary Cox at (919) 807-7388. The Division of State Historic Sites is part of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.