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Madison Square

Bull Street, Between West Harris and West Charlton Streets, Savannah, GA (Downtown)
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Ranked #51 of 121 Attractions in Savannah
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: City square named for President James Madison, offering attractions related to the best-seller "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil."
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Frederick, Maryland
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213 reviews 213 reviews
68 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is the 1st of 3 squares, otherwise known as a mini-parks, my son and I visited in Savannah. We walked over to it after eating an afternoon brunch at the Gryphon Tea Room right across the street. After eating, we crossed over to the other side of Bull Street and checked out the shopSCAD Savannah gift shop where SCAD... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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461 reviews 461 reviews
131 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This square is located at Bull Street~~West Harris and West Charlton. It has a nice bronze monument of Sgt. Jasper holding a flag. Yes the park was actually named after President Madison but the statue is not of him:) This would be a great trivia quiz to name the squares and the actual statues or monuments standing in them:) This... More

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863 helpful votes 863 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

William Jasper is featured in a dramatic pose in the center of Madison Square. It is very impressive and is a photo opportunity from various angles. Gen Sherman used the Green Meldrim House as his headquarters. the Tea Room is a favorite place for lunch. easy parking around the area.

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Grand Bend, Canada
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144 reviews 144 reviews
117 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Sorting out the squares in Savannah can be confusing for first timers; the square is named after President Madison, but the statue isf of William Jasper, a Revolutionary War hero who died during the Seige of Savannah after rescuing his fallen regimental flag. The Green Meldrim House (General Sherman's headquarters) is located nearby. Another great place to rest and people... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
38 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Madison Square is one of my favorite squares. Although all of the squares are beautiful, this one is also surrounded by great businesses and a remarkable church. The Gryphon Tea room serves a full tea menu in addition to their regular food menu. It is a favorite spot that my daughter and I go to for tea. SCAD's gift shop... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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371 reviews 371 reviews
297 attraction reviews
263 helpful votes 263 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

very classic looking with great history.Great Jasper Monument is stunning. Desoto Hilton, Green-Meldrim House and the Sorrel-Weed House all surround this square. Great structures to view.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Interesting how the square was named after President Madison yet William Jasper stands proudly in the center.

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Orlando, Florida
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255 reviews 255 reviews
182 attraction reviews
719 helpful votes 719 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Named after the fourth US President, James Madison (not NY’s Madison Square Garden), this “Square” is what Southerners call a park. Surrounding it are some of the most important and interesting buildings in the city, including St. John’s Church and SCAD. Laid out in 1837, Madison Square commemorates Revolutionary War Savannah native, Sergeant William Jasper. His deeds date back to... More

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Savannah, Georgia
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I walk almost every square evry day I am off from work. My dog knows where all the water bowls for dogs are in the different parks.

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Morris County, NJ
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744 reviews 744 reviews
364 attraction reviews
2,336 helpful votes 2,336 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

We visited most of Savannah's 23 squares during our trip to Savannah. They are all beautiful and this is no exception. This is another example of the planning that went into this beautiful southern city.

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