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Chippewa Square

Bull Street, Between Hull and Perry Streets, Savannah, GA (Downtown)
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Ranked #43 of 99 Attractions in Savannah
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Owner 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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Canberra, Australia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
40 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

All of the squares are lovely, and this is one of the bigger squares, known for having been in the film Forrest Gump. However, the bench doesn't exist and never existed, so don't expect to be able to take a selfie sitting on it when you check in on Facebook. Maybe they should put a bench there for the hell... More

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Morris County, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

Chippewa is nice, it feels a little more open and less private than some of the other squares. Overall it is still a good quiet place to sit and relax.

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Muscle Shoals, alabama
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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116 reviews 116 reviews
39 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 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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187 helpful votes 187 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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13 helpful votes 13 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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18 helpful votes 18 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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