The Council of Dads City Location: Where is Council of Dads filmed?

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The NBC series Council of Dads was entirely filmed in Savannah (Georgia). The old Hostess City becomes a character too in the show’s 10-episode first season.

The city has become a lovely place to produce new films and series alike. The elegant historical buildings of downtown Savannah were also recently featured in Disney's Lady and the Tramp new live-action remake movie.

Actors dancing

In addition, several scenes of the new season 3 of the Ozark series were also filmed in Savannah.

The story revolves around Scott Perry (Tom Everett Scott), head of a large family with four children, who finds out that he has very aggressive cancer.

Perry and his wife Robin (Sarah Wayne Callies) decide to look for friends who can become their children's mentors, to find advice in the father's absence. This is how this peculiar 'Council of Dads' is established.

Where is Council of Dads filmed

After premiering on March 24, NBC decided to reschedule the airing of the series until April 30th, to use the This is Us season finale to introduce the series.

Here is our spoiler-free report to the filming locations of Council of Dads.

Oak Alley
The Oak Alley at Wormsloe Historic Site is a gorgeous oak-lined driveway of fern-covered trees with Spanish moss over them.

It leads to the ruins of the Wormsloe Plantation, where you can visit the museum and enjoy a wonderful nature walking trail around the fens.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
Image courtesy of NBC - Oak Alley Map Location

Fish Eatery
The Original Crab Shack, 'where the elite eats on their bare feet' is a real seafood restaurant on Tybee Island, one of the locations where The Menu island was filmed.

You can check out the baby alligators swimming in the lagoon in-between lobster bites.

This is also one of the locations where May December was filmed.
Image courtesy of NBC and Google Maps

Locations in Savannah
The scene by the end of the first episode with Luly (Love Is Michele Weaver) and Evan (13 Reasons Why‘s Steven Silver), was filmed in Chippewa Square, near the Historic Savannah Theatre.

Set in 1818, this is one of the United States' oldest open theatres. It was rebuilt into the Art Deco style we see today after a fire in 1948.
Image courtesy of NBC and Google Maps

Council of Dads city
Theo (Emjay Anthony) is learning to drive in the Ocean Terminal area near the Talmadge Memorial Bridge, also featured in some establishing shots.

The hospital exteriors are the Memorial Health University Medical Center at 4700 Waters Avenue.
Image courtesy of NBC - Bridge Map / Hospital Location

Beach with lighthouse sequence
Luly and Evan's scene on the beach was shot in the North Beach in Tybee Island, with the scenic historic lighthouse as a background.
Image courtesy of NBC - Tybee Island Beach Location

Lucy coffee restaurant
In the second episode, Luly meets with her biological mother in The Collins Quarter Café at 151 Bull Street in Savannah.

In the third episode, Luly and Evan want to buy an old house in the old historic Cuyler/Brownsville district.

The bookstore is E Shaver Booksellers at 326 Bull Street.
Image courtesy of NBC - Maps: Café / bookstore

The gorgeous Council of Dads house

Council of Dads house
But where is the Council of Dads household? The magnificent Perry family home with a large porch is a 19th-century classic Greek Revival house at 52 Grimball Point Road in Isle of Hope, surrounded by a tangle of foliage just outside Savannah.

If you are visiting the neighborhood, please respect the private properties of the area and do not trespass on their property!
Image courtesy of NBC - Map

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  1. The household looks to be the house at 52 Grimball Point Rd., Savannah, Georgia. I was able to find it on Google Earth.


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