If you’re planning a move to Jasper County, GA, especially if you’re looking at land in Monticello, then you’re sure to recognize some iconic buildings and landmarks from various movies and television shows. Georgia is one of the most popular locations for filming, and one of the most popular movies to be filmed here happens to be the hilarious “My Cousin Vinny.”
Fortunately, the people of Monticello don’t keep this history to themselves. You can walk the same footsteps as the cast from the 1992 hit, including Joe Pesci, Marisa Tomei, and the “Karate Kid” himself, Ralph Macchio. The tour is self-guided, so you can visit all the important spots any time you like.
Start at the Beginning
The Sac-O-Suds has since closed and reopened since the movie’s release, but that just means they’re more than ready to welcome you in. If you remember from the movie, this is where the “two yutes” accidentally shoplift a can of tuna, setting off the crazy sequence of events.
In the Sac-O-Suds, you can see the script from one of the actors and a signed movie poster. You can even buy your own can of tuna. And if you want to really make a day of it, you can also rent tubes for a relaxing day on the Ocmulgee River.
Stroll the Town
While there weren’t many scenes outside the courthouse and the jail, you can definitely see the gem that is the downtown on occasion. Monticello is absolutely adorable and packed to the brim with charming shops, cafes, and restaurants that will keep you busy for hours.
There’s a lot of history here, with the town dating back to its earliest settling in the 1600s. Most of the buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Go to Court
The exterior and part of the interior of the Jasper County Courthouse were used prominently in the film, including Marisa Tomei’s Oscar-winning moment. Feel free to take all the pictures you like of the Neo-Classical building to prove you were here!
Now, you’re welcome to visit Jasper County, GA, any time you like, but wouldn’t you rather just live here? You could experience that charm that brings Hollywood calling, and then go home to your beautiful farm in Monticello.
It’s as easy as a $295 down payment! If you’re ready to call Georgia home, give us a call.