‘Sleepy Hollow’ and Other TV/Film Crews Find Great Locations at N.C. Historic Sites

North Carolina State Historic Sites are great backdrops and settings for location filming for movies and TV shows including "Homeland,' "Sleepy Hollow," "Revolution," "Safe Haven" and "Nights in Rodanthe."
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RALEIGH, N.C. - Sept. 25, 2013 - PRLog -- RALEIGH -- 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 was seen in episode two of Sleepy Hollow on Sept. 23.

North Carolina 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 in Rodanthe at Roanoke Island Festival Park and the TV series Homeland filmed at the State Capitol.

In the Wilmington area, the Battleship USS North Carolina was used for several television shows, including Revolution and 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. Visit ncdcr.gov/film (http://www.ncdcr.gov/film) for more complete information on a variety of historic sites. For further information, call Cary Cox at (919) 807-7388.

The Division of State Historic Sites is part of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

About the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources:

The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources (NCDCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state's cultural resources to build the social, cultural and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan Kluttz, NCDCR's mission is to enrich lives and communities by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history and libraries in North Carolina that will spark creativity, stimulate learning, preserve the state's history and promote the creative economy. NCDCR was the first state organization in the nation to include all agencies for arts and culture under one umbrella.

Through arts efforts led by the N.C. Arts Council, the N.C. Symphony and the N.C. Museum of Art, NCDCR offers the opportunity for enriching arts education for young and old alike and spurring the economic stimulus engine for our state's communities. NCDCR's Divisions of Archives and Records, Historical Resources, State Historic Sites and State History Museums preserve, document and interpret North Carolina's rich cultural heritage to offer experiences of learning and reflection. NCDCR's State Library of North Carolina is the principal library of state government and builds the capacity of all libraries in our state to develop and to offer access to educational resources through traditional and online collections including genealogy and resources for the blind and physically handicapped.

NCDCR annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation's first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council and the State Archives. NCDCR champions our state's creative industry that accounts for more than 300,000 jobs and generates nearly $18.5 billion in revenues. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit www.ncdcr.gov.
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