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Virginia launches the Lincoln Movie Trail

Date Posted: 12/12/2012

The new Lincoln Movie Trail unveiled in the US state of Virginia will guide travellers through film locations in Richmond and Petersburg which play a starring role in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln.

The new biopic which stars Daniel Day-Lewis as former US president Abraham Lincoln opens in the UK in January, and was filmed solely in Virginia.

Tour Lincoln film sites in Virginia

The self-guided Lincoln Movie Trail enables special interest groups plus movie and history buffs to tour a host of film sites ranging from the Virginia State Capitol, Maymont, the Virginia Executive Mansion, historic downtown Petersburg, and the Empire Theatre.

Guided tour options for group travel organisers

The trail is available to download here as an interactive map for self-guided group tours. Alternatively group travel organisers can opt for special Lincoln tours by Segway or guided walking tours.

An online trip planner will also help those arranging a group holiday to build a personalised itinerary, complete with visitor attractions, restaurants and accommodation options.

Central Virginia Civil War Trail

Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln makes use of Virginia’s many historic battlefields to portray the story of the Civil War, and groups can also embark on the state’s Central Virginia Civil War Trail; taking in the Richmond National Battlefield Park, the White House of the Confederacy, and Petersburg National Battlefield Park.

For further group travel information visit

Photo credit: David James, SMPSP © DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC

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