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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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This is a pleasant Square to sit on a bench and enjoy the big trees. However, if you're looking for for Forrest Gump's bench, it's not there. It was a prop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Friendswood, Texas

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Friendswood, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is a pleasant Square to sit on a bench and enjoy the big trees. However, if you're looking for for Forrest Gump's bench, it's not there. It was a prop.

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Summerville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The little old lady in Forrest Gump wasn't exactly right. Henry Street was actually a few blocks the other way from where she pointed. This square where the bench portion of Forrest Gump was filmed is quiet and nostalgic with its historic surroundings and trees with spanish moss in them. There is only a flower bed and sign for Chippewa... More 

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apopka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

There is no park bench from the movie Forrest Gump. But half the fun is trying to figure out where the scene was shot. Hint: Look towards City Hall.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

All the squares in historic Savannah are beautiful, but this one's special since the famous bus stop scene in Forrest Gump was shot here. We are huge fans and went looking for the square specially for that.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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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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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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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Address: Address: Bull Street, Between Hull and Perry Streets, Savannah, GA
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Savannah>  > Downtown

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