Chippewa Square
Chippewa Square
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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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Rob S
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
Walked through one corner of the park and had two different folks asking me for money.

It's not the city's fault I know but it makes the experience of seeing the Forrest Gump movie location rushed and less romantic and more uncomfortable for a date.

Just passing along.
Written August 30, 2021
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JakeCKing
Tulsa, OK23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Chippewa Square is similar to a number of other squares in Savannah. Besides the fact that it is the square where Forrest Gump was waiting on the bus there is not much that is unique about it. It takes less than 3 minutes to walk around the perimeter and since it does not take up much time it is definitely worth seeing. Forsythe park is a walkable distance from Chippewa Square and worth seeing as well.
Written January 13, 2020
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ChattaElder
Chattanooga, TN416 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Visited this square along with many of the other 22 squares laid out in this historic city. Loved the big trees with Spanish moss hanging everywhere, took loads of pics of all the monuments and signs around the squares. Great for history buffs and just general knowledge.
Written October 19, 2020
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Tom V
Augusta, GA205 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We walked through this square, it's one of many in Savannah. Beautiful lawns and benches but no Forrest Gump bench. There was however a statue of the founder of Georgia, James Oglethorpe. Enjoyed our walk through the park.
Written March 3, 2020
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Mark G
Catonsville, MD3,250 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Chippewa Square was laid out in 1815 and is surrounded by beautiful historic homes and the oldest building on the square, is the Savannah Theatre (c.1818), as well as the First Baptist Church (c. 1833). Beautiful Spanish Moss filled live oaks, attractive walkways, benches, and historical markers adorn the square. There is much greenery, shade and a peacefulness when walking the square. In the center stands a magnificent statue (c.1910) of an imposing James Oglethorpe, Savannah and Georgia's founding father. The Foley House Inn (c.1896) also sits on the square and not too far is the cool little Six Pence Pub & Restaurant. Yes, this is the square where the famous Forrest Gump scene was filmed.
Written October 17, 2022
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BobN06
Avondale, PA631 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Hard to miss when walking through historic Savannah. This is where the bench scenes were filmed in Forrest Gump. Turns out the benches were all props and you can see one in the Savannah historical museum. Otherwise, pretty similar to all the other nice squares in the area, each with its only story and bits of history.
Written April 7, 2022
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James M
York, PA70 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
Took a walking tour of Savannah on our own with a purchased app. We were looking for the bench that was in the movies Forrest Gump and learned from a kind old man it was in the museum. It drew too much attention and plants were getting trampled but he told us where is sat so we could see the movie angle.
Written May 1, 2021
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SunsetPelican
Boston, MA138 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Nothing special; there are a dozen places just like this in downtown Savannah. This one, however, is immortalized/famous for the Forrest Gump film scene.
The bench has been removed and placed in the history museum.
And now it’s just a small park.
Written January 30, 2020
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Russell3939
Castle Rock, CO977 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Family
This is a beautiful park. I don’t know that you would need to spend more than 15-30 minutes. The tour buses come by regularly to show the Forest Gump spot. There are bushes in the spot where the bench would be and nothing to mark it if you didn’t know. The park is very pretty though
Written October 18, 2021
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Dave Cook the Travel Guy
Tampa, FL97 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
This is a place you have to visit just because it was made famous by Forrest Gump, but it is a little underwhelming. The bench is gone, but it's still kind of fun to be at the icon spot. Our guide had a couple of interesting tips like when they shot the movie, they were shooting in the direction of General Oglethorpe's behind! Also, the church with the famous opening feather scene is across the street.
Written January 4, 2022
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