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Chippewa Square

Bull Street, Between Hull Street and Perry Street, Savannah, GA 31401
+1 912-351-3837
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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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  • Average13%
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Bull Street, Between Hull Street and Perry Street, Savannah, GA 31401
+1 912-351-3837
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

Used in the opening scene of Forest Gump. (The bench scene). The bench is not there. It was only there during the filming of the movie. There is a replica of the bench in the history museum. The square itself is very pretty, like all...More

Thank drd9095
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Named in commemoration of the Battle of Chippewa (in Canada) during the War of 1812. The square was laid out just one year after the battle (1814). In the center of the square is an impressive bronze statue of James Oglethorpe, the "founder" of Georgia....More

Thank urbanguy
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This square was very relaxing and had many plants in it. Suppose to be where Forest Gump bench was. It has been moved to museum.

Thank Lin128241
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Savannah has dozens of beautiful parks, the downtown area has almost 30 so they are everywhere. This park is famous for the scene from Forrest Gump where Forrest is sitting on a park bench and talks to several different people as he waits on the...More

Thank ldphares
Reviewed 30 April 2017

This park is where Forest Gump reminisced about his life, while sitting on a bench. The actual bench is not there, but still cool.

Thank RaeleneUsa
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We saw the movie, but did not really need to see the bench. On the Square or in the museum, where they keep it now. During our carriage tour it was pointed out, that not all that supposedly took place in the movie here, was...More

2  Thank Wenovo
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Chippewa Square dates from the early 1800s commemorating a War of 1812 English defeat but has the General James Oglethorpe statue commemorating the English founder of Savannah. The squares tend to favor a mix-n-match approach. the artist for the statue dedicated in 1910 was Daniel...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 25 April 2017

If you came for the "Forrest Gump" bench, you will be very disappointed. It was a prop and not part of the park. If you want to see one of the props, the Savannah History Museum has one. As a park, it's very nice, but...More

1  Thank This_r_serious
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Like I'm sure 1000s of tourists before us, went here to see the iconic Forrest Gump bench. Like 1000s of tourists before us, we found out it was only a movie prop and isn't there! Like so many squares in Savannah, it's beautiful and the...More

Thank TRx2
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This was part of our walking tour also, very nice park nothing fancy, just regular park with seating area and good views of old historic homes and buildings.

Thank Sandra D
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