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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Laurie S
Denver, NC1,559 contributions
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, Germany313 contributions
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, VA62 contributions
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
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, Germany2,994 contributions
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
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, SC519 contributions
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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Tiffanyjim
Marion, IA1,122 contributions
Mar 2023 • Family
All the squares were awesome to see, we just happened to start here! Very well kept and considering in the middle of a city very quiet and relaxing. Spent time here taking pictures, learning the history and enjoying the fabulous weather we were lucky enough to have during our visit. This is also where Forrest Gump’s bench was which is pretty cool!
Written 10 April 2023
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Curt K
New Castle, DE1,600 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
While touring Savannah we visited Chippawa Square. It looks a lot different in real life than what it looked like in "Forrest Gump". Nonetheless, it was a nice experience.
Written 22 November 2022
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gserf
North Haven, Connecticut, United States45 contributions
Nov 2022
You can't help but see the squares, they are everywhere. Very cute and well maintained. This one especially because of Forrest Gump!
Written 19 November 2022
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