Chippewa Square

Plaza, Sculpture Garden, and Park · Historic District-North
16 W Hull St (Bull St), Savannah, GA 31401, United States

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    "It's all about Forrest Gump."(9 Tips)
    Movie Mayor
    "Life is like a box of chocolates."(2 Tips)
    "center monument is of James Edward Oglethorpe"(2 Tips)
    Katie A.
    "Tom Hanks was here once."(2 Tips)
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    Originally laid out in 1815, it is named for the famous battle fought during the War of 1812. The center monument is of James Edward Oglethorpe, the great soldier-philanthropist who founded Georgia! Read more · December 8, 2010
  • Visit Savannah
    Chippewa Square was laid out in 1815 and named in honor of American soldiers killed in the Battle of Chippawa during the War of 1812. (The spelling "Chippewa" is correct in reference to this square.)
    Visit Savannah · April 6, 2010
  • Jonathan S.
    Notice all the 19th century architecture styles surrounding this square - Greek Revival, Italianate, Gothic Revival... even Second Empire is visible from here!
    Jonathan Stalcup · May 1, 2011
  • Selmice
    This is the square where Forest Gump was filmed. The original bench was a prop so take a seat anywhere and enjoy the beauty
    Selmice · April 13
  • Visit Savannah
    The "park bench" scene which opens the film Forrest Gump was filmed on the north side of Chippewa Square. The bench was a fiberglass prop, rather than one of the park's actual benches.
    Visit Savannah · April 6, 2010
  • Edward H.
    sit at a bench here and tell random strangers outrageous stories from your past in a Forrest Gump accent just like in the movie and see the type of reactions you get!
    Edward Homick · October 15, 2011
  • Marvin H.
    Thursdays at 5pm the Friends & Family Ministry meets to serve the homeless folks needs, spiritually as well as food, clothes & friendship (Love)! Read more
    Marvin Heery · July 3, 2011
  • Your Savvy Atlantan
    Sit here and ponder life just as Forest Gump did. The actual bench now resides in the Savannah History Museum, 303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Savannah.
    Your Savvy Atlantan · November 2, 2013
  • Jake S.
    Enjoy the beautiful architecture, flora, and overall atmosphere of this gorgeous location.
    Jake Smith · August 6, 2014
  • Kevin S.
    DISCOURAGE PANHANDLING IN SAVANNAH - NO PANHANDLING - Call 911 if you are physically threatened or asked for money. Violation of city code 9-1001
    Kevin Strickland · August 15, 2014
  • Allison G.
    This is the square where Forest Gump was filmed. The original bench was a prop so take a seat anywhere and enjoy the beauty
    Allison Gualco · September 7, 2013
  • Movie Mayor
    Life is like a box of chocolates. In 1994's "Forrest Gump", Tom Hanks sits on a bench in Chippewa Square, telling his life story to various strangers as they wait for the bus. Read more
    Movie Mayor · July 21, 2010
  • Explore Georgia
    Have you always wanted to sit on the bench while waiting for the bus and hear Forrest Gump tell you his life story? Visit Chippewa Square and you can!
    Explore Georgia · January 22, 2013
  • Barry B.
    This is where Forrest Gump sat on the bench waiting for the bus telling his story. (the bench was on the intersection of Hull & Bull, but it's not there anymore)
    Barry Broughton · December 4, 2011
  • René L.
    Old town charm. Savannah and it's many squares are one of the hidden gems of Southern US!
    René LePaul · September 17, 2014
  • Kyle I.
    The bench now resides elsewhere, but Forrest Gump spent a time sitting here. You can see the Oglethorpe Monument in the background!
    Kyle Igneczi · June 23, 2010
  • LaChelle
    Wonderful history. Places to sit and relax.
    LaChelle · July 11, 2015
  • Richard G.
    Lieutenant Dan, I got you some ice cream. [voice wavering] Lieutenant Dan, ice cream.
    Richard Grenn · June 24, 2012
  • Rich B.
    The gnats! Good Lord, Savannah, get the bugspray trucks out!
    Rich Brown · July 21, 2011
  • Phil S.
    Start a great day with a walking tour with Old City Walks from Chippewa Square!
    Phil Sellers · April 13, 2013
  • Fluying
    It's all about Forrest Gump. Life is a like a box of chocolates.
    Fluying · January 19
  • Jenn C.
    This is where Forrest Gump sat !
    Jenn Christ · May 18, 2013
  • Ray T.
    Love seeing this historic place
    Ray Towe · August 13, 2014
  • Katie A.
    Tom Hanks was here once.
    Katie A. · April 21, 2011
  • Chris P.
    Forrest is around
    Chris P · January 28
  • Lori H.
    It was beautiful.
    Lori Hatchett · May 9, 2013
  • Mia S.
    Mia Stover · March 29
  • Explore Georgia
    Forrest Gump
    Explore Georgia · January 17, 2013
  • Tiffany E.
    it was lovely!
    Tiffany Eldridge · July 19, 2013

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