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Locations Notes

With the Rewind, you can enjoy the thrill of time-travel by visiting the locations where they filmed the 1989 Drama movie starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes More Cast


Locations Manager(s): John B. Griffin

Under their watchful eye, the following special places were used for filming "Glory":

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Wanna see the real life filming location used for The Parade Street in the movie?

These scenes were actually shot at River Street, located in Savannah, Georgia. Google Map

The off-to-war scenes used the east end of River Street.

The opening Battle of Antietam and the hospital Scenes were shot at McDonough,Georgia and further Battle of Antietam Scenes were shot at Olustee Battlefield State Historic Site, Olustee, Florida.

Recruiting Speech by Col. Shaw Scenes was filmed at West Jones Street (1 Block west of Mrs. Wilkes House), in Savannah, Georgia.

The Entire Training Camp (Readville, Massachusetts) Scenes were shot at Roundhouse Railroad Museum in Savannah, Georgia.

For the Plantation Encampment scenes, the Meeks Home (an original plantation home which existed when General Sherman's troops marched on Fort McAllister)in Richmond Hill, Georgia was used.

Darien Burning Scenes were filmed west of Savannah, off I-16 to the south (Uncertain of exact location, but it was a farm just off a county highway).

The Skirmish of James Island used Rose Dhu Island, Savannah, Georgia.

The battle of Fort Wagner was shot on Jekyll Island, 60 miles south of Savannah, Georgia.

[Our eternal thanks to John Guss, who served as the standin for Cary Elwes and hand double for Matthew Broderick throughout the entire movie of Glory, for all the above locations information]

The field in McDonough, Georgia used for the battle scenes is now where the Kroger shopping center and Wesley Lakes subdivision on Jonesboro Road are located. Industrial Boulevard splits the location in two. Several of my friends had jobs working on the prop cannons. [Thanks to Reid Burch]

The scene in which Mathew Broderick and Denzel Washington are talking after the James Island battle was actually filmed on the north end of Jekyll Island, Georgia, not behind a Beaufort motel as some have suggested. [Thanks to John Guss]

Can you help? Do you know any of the Savannah, Georgia (or any other) filming locations used for Glory? Please Update Us

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LX Preview

LX is our radical new locations feature that we've been beavering away on.. For years!

Each location will have it's own page with then/now pictures, maps, StreetView, discovery story and the most detailed explanations on how the location was used. Most importantly, the locations will have a status that shows whether they are verified correct and by whom. We are working with the actual locations managers or other crew where possible. The whole thing will be very interactive and you will, of course, be able to update everything.

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