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Wright Square

Address: Bull Street, Between West State and West York Streets, Savannah, GA (Downtown)
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Ranked #52 of 100 Attractions in Savannah
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: The monument in the middle of this historic square honors railroad magnate W.W. Gordon.
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San Antonio, Texas
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479 reviews 479 reviews
134 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This square has a really nice monument honoring William Washington Gordon, an early mayor of Savannah. It was started around 1733 and was the second square established so older one but very well maintained. There is also a stone monument to commemorate and remember the Indian Chief, Tomochichi whose grave site was at this site before they put up the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A lot of history at this square. First of all, it is also known as the "Hanging Square" due to the fact that it is located across from the old court house and those found guilty and sentenced to death were brought over immediately to the square and hung. This is a nightly stop for ghost tours. Also notable is... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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26 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

With the great small business around the area, this square attracts a lot of people passing by. The squirrels are extremely friendly and the towering oak trees provide a great spot to sit and relax. The square is busy, but not real busy. I read some of the bad reviews about dogs pooping and being busy, but we have never... More

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Titusville
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775 attraction reviews
908 helpful votes 908 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

At the center of this square is a magnificent monument. At the corner is a plaque embedded in a large rock honoring Tomochichi. the Lutheran Church is at the west end of the park. As with all of the squares, the park benches are strategically placed. The monument is a photo opportunity, but watch the sun and oak trees for... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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427 attraction reviews
294 helpful votes 294 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Another beauty of a square, Great history, The famous Tomochichi Rock located here. Also the wonderful Gordon monument. The Lutheran Church of Ascension borders the square.

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Atlanta, GA
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149 reviews 149 reviews
78 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

We had been here before, and thought it was just another pretty green space. But this time we had a ghost tour app, and found there is all sorts of history (haunted and otherwise) in this square. There used to be a hanging gallows at one end of the park. And Tomochichi was buried in the middle of the square,... More

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Morris County, NJ
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363 attraction reviews
2,330 helpful votes 2,330 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

This is another one of Savannah's beautiful squares. It is so peaceful and relaxing just to sit here. This is one not to be missed.

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Marion, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

We walked as many of the squares as possible, they are very beautiful and my girl scouts enjoyed learning the facts about each one

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Savannah, Georgia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

All the girl scouts come to this square to see the monument. Unfortunately there are so many people laying around on the benches, doggies pooing in the grass and food cart & customers blocking the sidewalks that it is impossible to enjoy.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

I usually walk thru this square every day!! I love all the squares of Savannah!!

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