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Address: Bull Street, Between Hull and Perry Streets, Savannah, GA
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Many historic attractions are located at this city square, which is named...
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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Beautiful square and near pretty much everything. If your a Forrest Gump fan make sure you stop. It's a nice stop and glad we passed through.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Louisville, Kentucky
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212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Chippewa Square is one of Savannah’s most popular Squares, a must see for tourists. On any given day you can sit on one of the stone benches and watch hundreds of people walking by…half of them looking for the infamous Forrest Gump bench…which isn’t in Chippewa Square. The bus stop scene in Forrest Gump was filmed in Chippewa Square, but... More 

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Weilerbach, Germany
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62 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This was one of the many beautiful squares in Savannah -- this one features a statue of General Oglethorpe (founder of Georgia colony). Check out the dolphin downspouts on the house opposite the square (the general is looking the same direction). Nice spot to stop, rest and enjoy the green.

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Savannah, Georgia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I purchased a house overlooking this square in 2011. It was at that time a green and lush square. It became a mulch ashtray very soon after. THE NEW MAYOR SAID IN THE NAME OF PUBLIC SAFETY. So uglifying the square made sense? It has become the Battle for Chippewa Square... It ought to have National Park status...its greenery restored... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Spent over a week in the area. We lived it so much. What a beautiful place to visit. I know we will be back sometime soon. Keep it up.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Beautiful square and near pretty much everything. If your a Forrest Gump fan make sure you stop. It's a nice stop and glad we passed through.

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Great Bridge, Virginia, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is just one of Savannah's many beautiful squares. This one is a bit more notable than most because it was used as the filming location for 1995 Best Picture winner Forrest Gump; In those now iconic scenes of Tom Hanks as Forrest sitting on the bench waiting for a bus as he recounts his extroidnary life to strangers waiting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This lovely square with its grand statue of Oglethorpe and the four lions, was our favorite square in the historic district. It has a lovely ambiance, and there was even a nearby cafe, where we could sit and enjoy views of the square.

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Savannah is full of these little park inspired squares. It's a great place to take a break in the shade, and maybe have a picnic. There are several little cafes if you want to pick up something there to eat on the multiple benches and concrete built-ins. Some great statues inform visitors of how the square got it's name. This... More 

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Atlantic Beach, Florida
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10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Possible location of the Forrest Gump bench (The east side of the square). It has been removed. it is beautiful on its own of course.

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Austin, Texas
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15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We met our ghost tour here. Its a beautiful area, lots of coffee houses and some restaurants. I def recommend that you take some photos here.

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