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Glory Filming Locations

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Featured Movie Location: The Parade Street
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]

Locations Manager(s): John B. Griffin

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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 send them in]

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