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Chippewa Square

Bull Street, Between Hull and Perry Streets, Savannah, GA (Downtown)
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Ranked #49 of 119 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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Kansas City, Missouri
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150 reviews 150 reviews
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161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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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
10 helpful votes 10 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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albuquerque, nm
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Beautiful area, nice shops around the square. We went looking for Forrest Gump's bench only to find it was just a prop and not really there :( But the area has other benches lol. The area is fun to walk around in and the church is just a few blocks from there, that is a MUST do!

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Kincardine, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

One of the many beautiful and picturesque squares in Savannah Georgia. Also the location where Forrest Gump's bench was supposed to have been for the movie. Being a fan of the movie I parked my motorcycle in front of the spot for a great photo op. My buddy did the same thing but in his excitement he forgot to put... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We visited most of the squares in Savannah and a few a not real fancy but most all have their own character with at least benches. This one has a nice bronze statue of General Oglethorpe in the center. Yes, I know this is Chippewa Square and there is a Oglethorpe Square but his monument is int his square. You... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

If you only have time to visit a few squares, don't miss this one. The feature in the center is an impressive statue of Oglethorpe in a soldiers pose probably looking for Forrest Gump's bench. We found thar it was a prop even though there are plenty of benches in the park. Bummer! the west side of the park features... More

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Grand Bend, Canada
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100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The square honours an American victory at the Battle of Chippewa during the War of 1812, and is well known for its connection with the movie Forrest Gump (although the park bench created for the movie has been moved). I was more impressed with the statue of Oglethorpe standing guard in the centre of the square, sword drawn and facing... More

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