With all of the history of the Civil Rights movement in Greenwood, the city was a fitting location for the filming of the DreamWorks Studios major motion picture: The Help. Greenwood become home for several cast members that summer, including Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Mike Vogel, Allison Janney, Sissy Spacek and many more.
The city will never forget the summer when historic downtown Greenwood was taken over by Hollywood movie stars, and with our self-guided tour, you can take those same footsteps of your favorite characters. Visit Skeeter’s home and her favorite spot outdoors at the small bench under a tree. Find where Minny Jackson offers the “special pie” to Hilly Hollbrook. Eat at the restaurants and enjoy the same menu items from the movie. Click here for the Help Tour brochure.
If you need a break from the tour, sign up for a The Help cooking class at the Viking Cooking School, where you learn how to prepare Minny’s signature fried chicken. You’ll also learn how to make Shirley’s feather-light biscuits, creamy mac n’ cheese, cornbread and silky greens. Make sure you leave room for dessert because the class has to end with Minny’s famous chocolate pie. Sign up for Southern Specialties cooking class here. 3
That summer will never be forgotten in Greenwood, Mississippi, and we have everything prepared for you to experience it as if you were right here too. Plan your next trip today and experience everything Greenwood has to offer.