Chippewa Square

Plaza, Sculpture Garden, and Park
Historic District-North, Savannah
  • Fluying ✅.
    "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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  • 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!
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
    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!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • LaChelle
    LaChelleJuly 11, 2015
    Wonderful history. Places to sit and relax.
  • 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!
  • 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)
  • Jenn C.
    Jenn ChristMay 18, 2013
    This is where Forrest Gump sat !
    Upvoted Feb 23
  • 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!
  • Fluying ✅.
    Fluying ✅January 19, 2016
    It's all about Forrest Gump. Life is a like a box of chocolates.
  • Rich B.
    Rich BrownJuly 21, 2011
    The gnats! Good Lord, Savannah, get the bugspray trucks out!
  • Ray T.
    Ray ToweAugust 13, 2014
    Love seeing this historic place
  • Chris P.
    Chris PJanuary 28, 2016
    Forrest is around
  • Lori H.
    Lori HatchettMay 9, 2013
    It was beautiful.
  • Mia S.
    Mia StoverMarch 29, 2016
  • 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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