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Chippewa Square

Bull Street, Between Hull and Perry Streets, Savannah, GA (Downtown)
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Ranked #47 of 123 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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Muscle Shoals, alabama
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The parks where wonderful to visit. I was surprised how much we enjoyed the park areas. Our favorite was Chippewa Square. It is in a great location and is very pretty.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The meeting place for The City of the Dead Tour by Blue Orb. Can't wait for this!!! :) Very nice park! Near the historic Savannah Theatre.

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Brea, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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305 reviews 305 reviews
117 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
38 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 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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173 reviews 173 reviews
78 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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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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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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