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Chippewa Square

Plaza, Sculpture Garden, and Park
16 W Hull St (Bull St), Savannah, GA 31401, United States

The official foursquare page for the City of Savannah.

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    Jenn C.
    This is where Forrest Gump sat !(7 Tips)
    Kyle I.
    You can see the Oglethorpe Monument in the background!(2 Tips)
    Movie Mayor
    Tom Hanks sits on a bench in Chippewa Square(2 Tips)
    Bilqis
    Savannah History Museum on the corner(2 Tips)
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Ray T.

    Love seeing this historic place

    Ray Towe · August 13, 2014
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  • Jake S.

    Enjoy the beautiful architecture, flora, and overall atmosphere of this gorgeous location.

    Jake Smith · August 6, 2014
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Tiffany E.

    it was lovely!

    Tiffany Eldridge · July 19, 2013
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  • Jenn C.

    This is where Forrest Gump sat !

    Jenn Christ · May 18, 2013
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  • Lori H.

    It was beautiful.

    Lori Hatchett · May 9, 2013
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  • Phil S.

    Start a great day with a walking tour with Old City Walks from Chippewa Square!

    Phil Sellers · April 13, 2013
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  • 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
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  • Explore Georgia

    Forrest Gump

    Explore Georgia · January 17, 2013
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  • Richard G.

    Lieutenant Dan, I got you some ice cream. [voice wavering] Lieutenant Dan, ice cream.

    Richard Grenn · June 24, 2012
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Rich B.

    The gnats! Good Lord, Savannah, get the bugspray trucks out!

    Rich Brown · July 21, 2011
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  • 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
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  • Jonathan S.

    Notice all the 19th century architecture styles surrounding this square - Greek Revival, Italianate, Gothic Revival... even Second Empire is visible from here!www.architecturalsavannah.com

    Jonathan Stalcup · May 1, 2011
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  • Katie A.

    Tom Hanks was here once.

    Katie A. · April 21, 2011
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  • KeytoSavannah.com

    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

    KeytoSavannah.com · December 8, 2010
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  • Bilqis

    The missing bench now resides in the Savannah History Museum on the corner of MLK and Louisville

    Bilqis · July 30, 2010
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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