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Chippewa Square

Bull Street, Between Hull and Perry Streets, Savannah, GA (Downtown)
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Ranked #46 of 121 Attractions in Savannah
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Many historic attractions are located at this city square, which is named for the Battle of Chippewa in the War of 1812.
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Brea, CA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We loved this square. This is where our son proposed to his wife. This is also the square that used to have the bench from the "Box of Chocolates" scene with Forest Gump.

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Frederick, Maryland
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218 reviews 218 reviews
69 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is the 2nd of 3 squares, otherwise known as mini-parks, my son and I visited in Savannah. We parked on Bull Street just south of the square for free next to a coffee shop. This square is probably the most famous one due to the filming of Forrest Gump back in 1994 (20th anniversary showing in theaters this week).... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
38 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I used to work in one of the mansions on this square and had exposure to its charm 5 days per week. First, the sounds on this square are magnificent. You'll hear the church bells from the Cathedral, horses clip-clopping while pulling their buggies, and even the tour guides from trollies telling the stories from the past. This park has... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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168 reviews 168 reviews
78 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

As other reviewers have noted, Chippewa is the square most recognized today for its use in Forest Gump as the scene where the bench was placed (although the bench was not original... none of them are placed that way!). Our tour guide mentioned that for the bus to drive the way they needed it to in the film, all traffic... More

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Charlotte
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Directly across the street from our B&B, The Foley House (which is excellent too!). Nicely maintained like Savannah's other squares, and in a good spot in town to see while you're doing other sightseeing or shopping. Within a block or two are some nice restaurants and bars, and shopping from homegoods to antiques. Nice place to sit a rest for... More

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
31 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This one is more popular because of the "park bench" scene from "Forrest Gump", but is actually named in honor of American soldiers killed in the Battle of Chippawa during the War of 1812. The bench is not there ( it is on display at the Savannah Visitors Center), but it was located on the north side. Many tourist are... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

It was really cool to see the park where Forrest Gump told his story from the bench in Chippewa Square. Although the bench is no longer in the park the area has been roped off so you at least have an idea of where Tom Hanks sat.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

No bench, no sign, neat park but one of a hundred just like it in the area. The reason I give I three instead of a two is because it is a neat park.

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albuquerque, nm
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Beautiful area, nice shops around the square. We went looking for Forrest Gump's bench only to find it was just a prop and not really there :( But the area has other benches lol. The area is fun to walk around in and the church is just a few blocks from there, that is a MUST do!

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Kincardine, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

One of the many beautiful and picturesque squares in Savannah Georgia. Also the location where Forrest Gump's bench was supposed to have been for the movie. Being a fan of the movie I parked my motorcycle in front of the spot for a great photo op. My buddy did the same thing but in his excitement he forgot to put... More

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