The 2000 film Remember the Titans was an instant classic, telling of a segregated Virginia football team that brings in a new coach to shake things up. They go on to find success when they all learn to work together and leave their prejudices behind. It was filmed throughout the state of Georgia.
It stars Denzel Washington and Will Patton but it also featured rising stars like Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling, The Walking Dead‘s Ryan Hurst, Donald Faison, and Kate Bosworth.
Some locations are not accessible to the public. Georgia high schools were used for their football fields, including Etowah in Woodstock, Paulding in Dallas, Sprayberry in Marietta, and both Grady and Druid Hills in Atlanta. Others have since been demolished like Victory Stadium in Roanoke, Virginia.
But we’ve included some of the best filming locations from Remember the Titans in Georgia that travelers can visit. All are open to the public but some charge a fee for admission.
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The Movie District has even more filming locations from Remember the Titans.
Remember the Titans Filming Locations
Berry College, Rome
Rome resident Martha Berry helped open a nearby boys school in 1902, using the resources from her wealthy family to educate the impoverished children of the region. In 1909, she opened a girls school and in 1926 it became a college, now called Berry College. The campus has also been used extensively for filming.
The school served as the location for T.C. Williams High School, including the cafeteria scene where they sing The Temptations, filmed at the Ford Dining Hall. It’s one of a cluster of buildings commissioned by Henry Ford in the 1920s.
Among the other locations used in Remember the Titans are the Old Mill, the grounds, and Oak Hill, the former home of Martha Berry that was also used in Sweet Home Alabama. The campus is free to visit, but Oak Hill has an admission fee to tour.
Silver Skillet, Atlanta
The Silver Skillet first opened in 1956 near the campus of Georgia Tech. Since then, it’s become famous for its hearty Southern breakfasts and desserts like lemon icebox pie. They’re open for breakfast and lunch daily.
It’s a favorite of everyone from politicians to students to visiting celebrities, whose photos can be found on the wall. But it’s also been featured in countless film and television projects.
In Remember the Titans, it was where Coach Boone sat down for a meal. In fact, the appearance is hardly changed since opening. The restaurant has also been used in Ozark, Anchorman 2, Trouble with the Curve, and even a TLC music video.
Decatur Cemetery, Decatur
The Atlanta neighborhood of Decatur is home to the Decatur Cemetery, which is the area’s largest green space at over 50-acres. Some of the city’s most notable residents have been buried there since the 1800s, including gospel singer Reverend Hovie Lister and guitarist Kenneth “Thumbs” Carllile. There are a number of unique monuments, memorials, and sculptures.
It’s free to visit and wander. Visitors can pick up a self-guided brochure or join one of the guided tours held every Sunday. In Remember the Titans, the cemetery was used in the scene at the end when the team reunites to pay their respects to a fallen brother.
The town of Covington, south of Atlanta, was founded in 1822 by European settlers, named for a hero from the War of 1812. It was partially destroyed during the Civil War but some buildings remain. The 1884 courthouse is the most iconic feature in town.
Covington was one of the locations for Remember the Titans. Hal’s Diner, where the boys are turned away, was created for the film but the building itself can be found at 1116 Monticello Street Southwest. Today it operates as a store.
It has also been used as a filming location in other television shows and movies like In the Heat of the Night, The Vampire Diaries, and My Cousin Vinny. Vampire Stalkers offers tours of locations from The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, and Legacies. The visitor’s center also has a self-guided brochure with filming locations.
Remember the Titans-Style Experiences
The Varsity, Atlanta
Known as the world’s largest drive-in, The Varsity opened in 1928 near the Georgia Tech campus. It boasts a bright red V sign and still operates carhop service. The favorite of sports fans and celebrities has photos covering the walls. The restaurant is known for dishes like chili dogs and frosty orange drinks. You might have seen it in the background of countless films.
College Football Hall of Fame, Atlanta
The College Football Hall of Fame may focus on college football, rather than high school football like in the film. But it’s a unique attraction that provides background information on the importance of the sport in the region. There are interactive exhibits that allow guests to throw their own touchdowns.
Get Admission to the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame before you go.
Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta
The Center for Civil and Human Rights is an important museum in Atlanta telling the story of the Civil Rights Movement. It features interactive exhibits on leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. and his contemporaries as well as modern civil rights struggles in immigrant, LGBTQ, women’s, and handicapped communities.
As Remember the Titans centers around integration, the museum is a helpful reminder of what that time period was like for the people that lived it.
Get your Atlanta Center for Civil and Human Rights General Admission before you go.
Looking for a place to stay during your trip? Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Rome used to be a 1890s warehouse and still has the original floors and brick walls. Hampton Inn Covington is convenient to downtown with modern amenities. In Atlanta, Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Midtown/Georgia Tech and Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta Decatur/Emory are close to filming locations.