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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socalukgirl
Diamond Bar, CA217 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Beautiful square, a nice stop for photos. It was where they filmed scenes for Forest Gump, many people were getting photos on the benches, even though the real one has been removed. A nice place to stop for a minute
Written 7 April 2024
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Stephen K
Corpus Christi, TX1,880 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
You will likely have a problem finding a place to park, but if you do, you will be rewarded, The location where the mythical bus stop bench is in a small garden located at an intersection on the north side of the square, facing Bull Street. The church steeple where the feather drifted down is the Independent Presbyterian Church at 207 Bill Street. A lovely square.
Written 3 March 2024
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lithlith
Michigan887 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This is the famous Forrest Gump Square. The bench is long gone, but you can still get a photo of the park and there are other benches that you can sit on around the park. It seemed to be a mix of tourists and locals when we visited. This park was an easy walk from the historic water front district of Savannah.
Written 21 February 2024
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Life2Travel
Denver, NC1,599 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
A statue of James Oglethorpe stands in the square, a man who contributed so much to the planning of Savannah and their lovely historic district and squares. The bench used for the scenes in Forest Gump is no longer there but there are other benches to sit and enjoy the live oaks.
Written 22 October 2023
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kappelzwerg
Fellbach, Germany321 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
We visited the park early morning with our family after a nearby breakfast. The bank of the Forrest Gump film is no longer there, but it is really worth a visit.
Written 20 August 2023
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Tony F.
Norfolk, VA63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Chippewa Square got lots of history. This is where Forrest Gump took place from the beginning of the movie where he sat in the bench.
Written 14 August 2023
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4Summitts
Spartanburg, SC37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Beautiful place to visit. Benches to rest on. Spanish moss was lovely! Forrest Gump bench scene was filmed here. Peaceful little square.
Written 19 July 2023
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Eyekaytoo
Leverkusen, Germany3,051 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
We hit upon this little, shady square on our recent walk through the Historical District of Savannah. Apparently it is one of 24 original squares designed around this town. It's quite small but also quite atmospheric. In the first instance you have the trees with the hanging Spanish moss giving very much a Southern feel to the place. Then there are plenty of park benches in the shade to sit and contemplate a world gone by. And in the middle you have the imposing bronze statue of the British gentleman, James Edward Oglethorpe wearing a contemporary military uniform from the 1700s, including armour, waistcoat, boots, and a tricorn hat. He is renowned as the founder of the colony of Georgia in what was then British America. And, to his credit, he was much opposed to slavery.

I didn't realize it at the time but this little square is also the venue for a famous "Life is like a box of chocolates" scene in the Forrest Gump movie. I'll certainly watch the movie again just to say "I've been there" :-)
Written 22 June 2023
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Dave T
Portland, OR9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Chippewa square is surrounded by charming old buildings, churches, a historic theater, beautiful mansions and more. The oaks are incredible and you can spend hours sipping coffee from the shop next door and people watching.
Written 2 June 2023
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daearz77
Charleston, SC528 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Really pretty square to visit. We got some good photos of the area. We highly recommend visiting here! We plan on coming back.
Written 20 May 2023
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