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Get Ready for The In The Heat of the Night Tour!


In the Heat of the NightFor all of you Heat of the Night fans out there, this weekend previewed the first annual Reheat Tour in Covington, Georgia. The Reheat Tour highlights many important filming spots from the show. The wonderful Jessica Lowery, who also hosts the Vampire Diaries tour, guides the Reheat Tour. This tour also included Maureen Dowdell and Caroll O’Connors stunt double, Brady. They inserted fun facts and insider information about the places visited.

 

The tour starts out on the City of Covington’s Holly Trolley, which immediately takes fans to the Newton County courthouse. Here you can view the courtroom used to film ITHOTN and learn many fun facts, such as, how many directors the actors had to work with at one time.

 

Then members re-board the trolley, and start a drive down memory lane. As they travel, fans see many iconic buildings, such as, Magnolias Café and the Sparta Herald. Maureen Dowdell and Brady were able to include interesting behind the scenes information. Their passion for the show shined through, which gave the tour a more personal feel.

 

Tour groups are able to go inside the home that was portrayed as Chief Bill Gillespie’s. Groups see the backyard where critical scenes were filmed, as well as, touring the inside of the home, which was also used for filming. The current homeowner is very welcoming and has many interesting ITHOTN facts that she contributes to the tour.

 

After the home tour, the group climbs back on-board the trolley to see some of the more remote attractions. For some of these, we had previous owners on board. These owners also gave behind the scenes facts, like why Covington was chosen as the filming location for In the Heat of the Night.

 

The conclusion of the tour finishes at an antique shop. The shop contains many interesting artifacts from the show, such as; Bubbas on set jacket, a dress Nurse Tracy wore to a wedding, and much much more.

 

The Reheat tour is not your ordinary tour. It delves deeper into the show than many tours are able to offer, giving fans the ability to go back in time and see what it was like to be a part of the show. If you’re into time travel and want to find out the answers to In the Heat of the Nights behind the scene information, then the Reheat Tour is perfect for you.

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