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Address: Savannah, GA
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Features the famous "Bird Girl" statue from the famous book...

Features the famous "Bird Girl" statue from the famous book "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil."

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Nice Square Next to Awful Buildings

Savannah’s a beautiful city, especially the historic district. So what exactly happened around Telfair Square is beyond me. There are two buildings and a parking garage that are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2016
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San Francisco, California
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Alexandria, VA
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1,437 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

This is one of the first four squares laid out by James Olgethorpe in 1733 to ensure natural green space for the citizens of the new city; these formed a larger square of buildings overlooking the Savannah River. Originally named St. James Square in honor of the green parks in London, it became the center of fashionable living in the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

Savannah’s a beautiful city, especially the historic district. So what exactly happened around Telfair Square is beyond me. There are two buildings and a parking garage that are hideous and ruin the charm of the park. They appear to be constructed out of cheap gas station bathroom tiles. Dear god, they’re so ugly they could make unions cry.

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Titusville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We were encouraged to walk from the Visitor's Center to Forsyth Square. Telfair was the first square on the list and the main focal point for us were the statues in front of the art museum. the park benches looked inviting and if later in the trek we would have utilized them. several folks were reading and enjoying the peace... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

We stopped at Telfair Square to enjoy our chocolates and the sunshine and it just happen to be during the book signing festival. The park is beautiful and were able to visit with others enjoying the benches. Even got to speak with Paula Deen. You never know who you are going to see in Savannah!

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Tybee Island, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

I used to eat my lunch here when I worked downtown. I miss it, and it is surrounded by all of the art museums, one of which has the greatest gift shop on the planet. Buy presents for everyone you know here, way better than the mall!

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Juneau, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

savannah is dotted with squares like this. the grass is green, plenty of benches available, great to walk the dog or stop for a rest. lots of shade.

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Morris County, NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

This is another one of Savannah's great squares. I was disappointed to see that the statue was not there, although I can understand why. This is a great place to spend some time and just relax. Its worth a stop.

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Savannah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

Modern meets history, chic meets classic on Telfair Square with the majestic and moden Jepson Center and Telfair Academy of Arts. Italian statues, ancient live oaks and dramatic architecture set the scene for a celebration in nature during events held the square. Don't miss CafeZeum for lunch (in Jepson Center), or dinner at the oft forgotten fine dining Alligator Soul... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

A great starting area for a walk to see the historic district of Savannah. Restaurants and a coffee shop nearby.

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Mountain View, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

My wife and i went to Telfair Square on our way to the Chatham Courthouse to find out about Savannah's Drug Court. It is a very beautiful square, even without the Bird Girl statue.

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