The cast of The Originals
Olde Town Conyers
The ornate gatework in Olde Town Conyers has been used to portray the French Quarter of New Orleans in several movies and television shows, including "The Originals." The quaint streets have shopping, dining and entertainment. Among the favorite attractions in town are the Lewis Vaughn Botanical Gardens, the Georgia International Horse Park and the Big Haynes Creek Nature Center.
Celtic Tavern in Conyers
The Celtic Tavern Irish Pub & Restaurant in Olde Town Conyers has been used as Gillespie's Pub in "The Originals." Opened in 2000, the tavern has patio dining overlooking the Olde Town Conyers botanical gardens as well as a menu of draft beers, fish and chips, and shepherd's pie. Weekly events include trivia, poker nights, acoustic open mic nights, live entertainment and karaoke.
Madison Town Park
Madison's public green space was used as New Orleans' Jackson Square Park in filming for "The Originals" in 2015. The Great Lawn is used for concerts and events open to the public. Locals have been gathering in the space since the early 1900s. Town Park opened in honor of the town's bicentennial. The bandstand was designed to resemble the original Victorian bandstand that once sat there as well as a replica of the Cooke Fountain.
Hay House in Macon
Featured in two episodes on "The Originals," Hay House is known as the "Palace of the South." This Italian Renaissance Revival home was built in 1855 and was passed through the Johnston, Felton, and later Hay families until 1977. It was then transferred to the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. Features of the stunning antebellum home include 24 rooms, pocket doors, spiral staircases and stained glass windows. It's also a designated National Historic Landmark and open for tours.