Exploring One Tree Hill

If you were a teenage girl growing up between 2003-2011 you probably watched One Tree Hill. I was obsessed with the show and it was my favorite. I was, of course, disappointed when Peyton and Lucas left the show and they didn’t take time to cover it in the show but I remained a loyal fan regardless.

In 2009, my sister decided that she was going to go to school in Wilmington, NC which was about 1-2 hour drive from where we were living. She wouldn’t be close but definitely not far. Well I moved off to Hawaii but came back to visit yearly and on one particular visit she mentioned that One Tree Hill was filmed there. I was immediately stoked and made it a MUST do for that day.

After some research on Google, I found every location the show was filmed at and made a list. My best friend, who was also obsessed with the show, and I headed out to see what we could find. After exploring “One Tree Hill” for a couple of hours, here is a collection of all the popular spots that were used in filming that we were able to find.

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Every time I visit Wilmington, I always find myself wanting to visit the locations time and time again to relive my teenage years in a sense. Though these photos were taken 7-8 years ago now and Peyton’s river court love letter is long gone, the locations and my teenage mind still live there.

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23 thoughts on “Exploring One Tree Hill

  1. Sarh S

    I watched the show a bit, wouldn’t say I was a big fan of it. But visiting all of those sites is totally awesome, huge fan or not!

  2. R U S S

    Awww. You have to share your list with me – pretty please. I’m planning to do the same thing that you did. I watched every episode of OTH and I still have my One Tree Hill marathons. It was such a nice series and I hate that it had to end. Boo.
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    1. Jeska Post author

      I don’t know if I still have it but I will definitely try to find it for you! I’m almost finished rewatching the show from beginning to end again!

  3. sharon phillips

    Wilmington N.C. is a beautiful place. I was there some years ago and loved it. I did not know the show was filmed there though as I have never watched it. I love little towns in the country.

  4. brook devis

    well as i read the title of the post i was throw back in my memories of the series one tree hill which i use to watch very much .. i didnt neevr missed even one episode of it. i loved thet series

  5. Michele D

    Looks like a lovely place to visit. I’ve never been there yet but it’s definitely a place that I would love to. Love your pictures.

  6. CourtneyLynne

    hehehehe my hubby would probably hate me for putting this on the Internet but he was obsessed with this show when I first met him lol… He would probably love to see all of this!

  7. Kat B.

    I think the most beautiful place I have ever drove through was in North Carolina so I can imagine your trip was awesome. I love these pictures!

  8. Marts

    I remember the show One Tree Hill but I can hardly remember the story. Anyway, it is always refreshing travelling the memory lane :)

  9. Jess

    I loved One Tree Hill, this is an awesome thing to do! I did the Breaking Bad tour in Albuquerque a while ago and felt like a total geek but loved it :)


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