Chippewa Square

Plaza, Sculpture Garden, and Park
Historic District-North, Savannah
  • Fluying ✅.
    "It's all about Forrest Gump."(11 Tips)
    "center monument is of James Edward Oglethorpe"(2 Tips)
    Katie A.
    "Tom Hanks was here once."(2 Tips)
    Kyle I.
    "You can see the Oglethorpe Monument in the background!"(2 Tips)
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  • Selmice
    SelmiceApril 13, 2016
    This is the square where Forest Gump was filmed. The original bench was a prop so take a seat anywhere and enjoy the beauty
  • Edward H.
    Edward HomickOctober 15, 2011
    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!
    KeytoSavannah.comDecember 8, 2010
    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
  • Allison G.
    Allison GualcoSeptember 7, 2013
    This is the square where Forest Gump was filmed. The original bench was a prop so take a seat anywhere and enjoy the beauty
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithAugust 6, 2014
    Enjoy the beautiful architecture, flora, and overall atmosphere of this gorgeous location.
  • Jonathan S.
    Jonathan StalcupMay 1, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Notice all the 19th century architecture styles surrounding this square - Greek Revival, Italianate, Gothic Revival... even Second Empire is visible from here!
  • Your Savvy Atlantan
    Your Savvy AtlantanNovember 2, 2013
    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.
  • Marvin H.
    Marvin HeeryJuly 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Thursdays at 5pm the Friends & Family Ministry meets to serve the homeless folks needs, spiritually as well as food, clothes & friendship (Love)! Read more
  • René L.
    René LePaulSeptember 17, 2014
    Old town charm. Savannah and it's many squares are one of the hidden gems of Southern US!
  • Visit Savannah
    Visit SavannahApril 6, 2010
    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.)
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin StricklandAugust 15, 2014
    DISCOURAGE PANHANDLING IN SAVANNAH - NO PANHANDLING - Call 911 if you are physically threatened or asked for money. Violation of city code 9-1001
  • Explore Georgia
    Explore GeorgiaJanuary 22, 2013
    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!
  • LaChelle
    LaChelleJuly 11, 2015
    Wonderful history. Places to sit and relax.
  • Movie Mayor
    Movie MayorJuly 21, 2010
    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
  • Visit Savannah
    Visit SavannahApril 6, 2010
    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.
  • Barry B.
    Barry BroughtonDecember 4, 2011
    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)
  • Kate Y.
    Kate YanOctober 30, 2017
    Grab some chocolates by Adam Turoni and sit on a park bench to reenact Forrest Gump
  • Kyle I.
    Kyle IgnecziJune 23, 2010
    The bench now resides elsewhere, but Forrest Gump spent a time sitting here. You can see the Oglethorpe Monument in the background!
  • Jenn C.
    Jenn ChristMay 18, 2013
    This is where Forrest Gump sat !
  • Fluying ✅.
    Fluying ✅January 19, 2016
    It's all about Forrest Gump. Life is a like a box of chocolates.
  • Richard G.
    Richard GrennJune 24, 2012
    Lieutenant Dan, I got you some ice cream. [voice wavering] Lieutenant Dan, ice cream.
  • Phil S.
    Phil SellersApril 13, 2013
    Start a great day with a walking tour with Old City Walks from Chippewa Square!
  • Meghan M.
    Meghan McGeeMay 21, 2017
    Good spot to people watch
  • Ray T.
    Ray ToweAugust 13, 2014
    Love seeing this historic place
  • Rich B.
    Rich BrownJuly 21, 2011
    The gnats! Good Lord, Savannah, get the bugspray trucks out!
  • Mafe S.
    Mafe Sotillo LairetMay 15, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Forrest Gump's square!
  • Chris P.
    Chris PJanuary 28, 2016
    Forrest is around
  • Mia S.
    Mia StoverMarch 29, 2016
  • Lori H.
    Lori HatchettMay 9, 2013
    It was beautiful.
  • Tiffany E.
    Tiffany EldridgeJuly 19, 2013
    it was lovely!
  • Explore Georgia
    Explore GeorgiaJanuary 17, 2013
    Forrest Gump
  • Katie A.
    Katie A.April 21, 2011
    Tom Hanks was here once.
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