Covington has acquired a name for itself over the years as the “Hollywood of the South” due to the many movies and TV shows that have been filmed here. Tourists come from all over to see the famous filming locations and to discover how unique the filming locations are from each other. For decades, people have traveled to Covington to see where the films or TV shows were filmed. Lately, there have been hundreds of tourists coming to Covington because of The Vampire Diaries. Among the several antebellum mansions in Covington, the Twelve Oaks Inn is the one of the most popular. No only for its' beauty, but for the numerous films and TV shows that have been filmed there.
Twelve Oaks Inn is known for its' southern hospitality and historic charm. Margaret Mitchell discovered twelve Oaks during the filming of Gone With the Wind. Mitchell loved how Twelve Oaks looked and wanted the mansion to be the inspiration for Ashley Wilkes house. That was the first time the charming mansion was recognized by Hollywood. After that, Twelve Oaks later became a filming site for some of the most top rated TV shows and films.
Twelve Oaks has been used for filming in the well-known TV series, The Vampire Diaries for some scenes. This historic mansion has been used for filming other TV shows such as, In the Heat of the Night and The Dukes of Hazzard. The movies that have been filmed there are My Cousin Vinny, Sweet Home Alabama, the recent Footloose, Remember the Titans, and A Family that Preys. This filming location continues to attract tourists all over the country.
Twelve Oaks is the perfect vacation spot for anyone who wants to discover the history, Hollywood, and haunting that is all wrapped in one location.