Lincoln was here. And over there. And around the corner too.
In the Richmond and Petersburg areas, 30 places are linked by Lincoln on a new Lincoln movie trail announced today by the Virginia tourism office.
The Steven Spielberg movie, which opens Friday around the nation, was filmed entirely in Virginia, Rita McClenny, president and CEO of Virginia Tourism Corp., reminded onlookers at the Virginia State Capitol, which became the U.S. Capitol on film.
The Capitol, naturally, is one of the places eligible for a hair-and-beard outlined window sticker that says Lincoln Was Here.
Other locations include museums, parks, restaurants and shops where scenes were shot or the film crew was known to frequent.
In the city of Richmond, the dozen places include some where research was done, such as The Museum and White House of the Confederacy, Virginia War Memorial and American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar.
Restaurants such as Millie's Diner, La Grotta Ristorante, Can Can Brasserie, Bistro Bobette and Arcadia Restaurant were among those where cast members dined.
Petersburg has 23 locations on the list, ranging from The Retreat Salon and Spa to Saucy's Bar.B.Q. Filming locations in Old Towne include Brickhouse Run and McIlwaine House on Cockade Alley, The Petersburg Area Art League and the Farmer's Market.
Locations nominated themselves and included information on why they are connected to the movie. For an interactive map, see www.Virginia.org/Lincoln.
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