1. Lovelorn & fancy-free.
Moonrise Kingdom is a love-letter to Rhode Island and an impassioned tribute to childhood crushes, camp adventures, star-crossed lovers, and the sense of fulfillment that comes with following your heart.
4. Conanicut Point Light
This beautiful former Jamestown lighthouse was used as the Bishop home exterior. Conanicut Point Light was built in 1886 and is registered as a National Historic Place.
5. Ten Chimney’s Cottage
Some exterior shots were also filmed at the historic Ten Chimney’s cottage in Wisconsin. This was the romantic summer retreat of actors Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt (and was host to such esteemed guests as Helen Hayes, Laurence Olivier, and Vivien Leigh).
7. Home Sweet Home
The interior of the Bishop family home, built and designed for the film oozes in patterned textures, drama and nostalgia.
8. “The House on the Rock”
The inspiration for the home’s interior comes from Clingstone (AKA “The House on the Rock”) in Narragansett Bay (specifically its interior shingles).
9. The Khaki Scouts
Camp Yawgoog in Hopkinton served as the filming location for Khaki Scout Camp (and a few local scouts were used as extras in the film).
12. But, alas, the iconic lighthouse that Suzy stands on was built in Jamestown specifically for the film.
Ballard Park in Newport, Prudence Island and other spots off Narragansett Bay also served as filming locations. St. Jack’s Church is actually the historic Trinity Church in Newport (on Spring Street).