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Address: Bull Street, Between Hull and Perry Streets, Savannah, GA
Phone Number: 9123513837
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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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Such a nice little park!

Went here because this is where Forest Gump was filmed! My friends and I spent about 20 min figuring what way the movie was filmed. But it was so nice to just sit and look around... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Meljen22
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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196 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This square starts what is defined as the downtown/ historical area. The park is a nice quaint park probably best known for its role in Forrest Gump.

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Thank Brandon R
Jacksonville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Chippewa Square was the home of the bench where Forrest Gump sat telling his life story. The bench is no longer there, even though we all search for it :)

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Thank Kelly_Hudler
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here because this is where Forest Gump was filmed! My friends and I spent about 20 min figuring what way the movie was filmed. But it was so nice to just sit and look around at the sites on a nice day. If you like forest Gump go to the park!

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Thank Meljen22
Hope, Maine
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61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taking a Trolley tour as soon as we arrived was the best idea ever. It may seem "touristy" but it's worth it because you really get to learn about the city. This square and all the others are beautiful and pet-friendly. Enjoy!

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Thank Sonia T
Burlington, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Named after the battle of Chippewa near Niagara Falls where the US beat the british in 1813. also home to the statue of Oglethorpe founder of Savannah

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Alexandria, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 408 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Laid out in 1815 to honor the American soldiers killed in the Battle of Chippewa in the War of 1812, the central focus shifted with the central placement of an impressive statue of James Oglethorpe in 1910. With sword drawn, he faces south toward Florida which hosted Spanish forces, enemies of the colonies. This square is also renown for the... More 

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Thank jeffl499
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here to see the place where they shoot the movie Forest Gump. The bench chair is no longer here as they apparently moved it to Savannah History Museum. There was an artist musician signing at the square. Parking around is easy and we hit the expresso cafe at the corner which was also convenient and cool place.

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Little River
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oh, so much fun walking the city and exploring all the squares with historical significance. Of course this is the square that boasts of the park bench that Forrest Gump sat on, but there is much more historical significance there.

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Thank Heidi C
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was very excited to see this park because it is where Forrest Gump sat on his famous bench. I knew that the bench was in a museum nearby so I was not expecting to see that. However, I was surprised that there was not even a small plaque or sign or anything marking the spot where Forrest Gump sat.... More 

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Thank Lisa V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chippewa is one of the many beautiful Savannah squares worth walking to during a walk around the historic district. There is no actual Forrest Gump bench there but this square is more crowded than others, often taking the photo where Forrest sat. I think the city should consider capitalizing on this tourist attraction and add a bench!

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