Chippewa Square

Known by movie fans the world over for the iconic bench in Forrest Gump, Chippewa Square sits at the heart of the city's local activities all year round.

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Nearby Attractions

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Owens-Thomas House Slave Quarters
Though it's been on the registry for historic places since 1976, the preserved slave quarters were not discovered until the 1990s. Restoration continues today.
Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace
The birthplace of the founder of Girl Scouts of America now serves as a museum honoring her life and is a treasured spot for all Girl Scouts.
Hamilton Turner Inn
Considered one of the most haunted buildings in America's most haunted city, guests of the inn regularly report paranormal activities.
Colonial Park Cemetery
The six-acre cemetery in the historic district was established in 1750 and is the final resting place of over 9000 Savannah residents.
The Kehoe House
The historic hotel was first home to Irish immigrant, William Kehoe, who became a successful foundry owner in Savannah.
Marshall House
Thrice used as a converted hospital, the hotel is not to be missed by anyone seeking a haunting experience.

Related Tours

Private Walking Tour of Savannah
Savannah is packed with rich historic character, not all of it on the Main Drag and your Half Day Highlights Tour will take you to the heart of it. On your private tour, you will:

  • Explore in the historic district - a handsome quarter with the feel of a bygone era. 
  • Learn the secrets of the often-haunted mansions and hotels We will also 
  • Hear stories beneath the moss-draped oak trees which have earned the city the title of ‘America’s Most Haunted City’.
  • Learn the secrets of Savannah across a variety of subjects from its founding history, through the lens of Black history - inextricably tied to the city’s charm, the Civil War, the Revolution, architecture and the role of women, like Juliette Gordon Low. 
  • Enjoy a snack and drink at one of your guide’s favorite spots - and learn how the city has grown into a hotspot for foodies, mixologists, and craft beer enthusiasts.
Your tour begins at the beginning of the city, where your guide will recount Savannah’s founding in 1733, when General James Oglethorpe and 120 fellow passengers on the ship Anne landed on a bluff along the Savannah River. Learn about America’s first planned city and see the original layout of wide streets and public gardens in the grid system. 

Savannah’s historic district occupies a 2.2-square-mile area that has been conserved since 1966. Painstakingly restored using olden trades and heritage materials, Savannah’s historic district contains more than 1,100 historically and architecturally significant buildings, including examples of Federal, Victorian Regency, Greek and Gothic Revival, and Italianate architecture. The authentic paint hues of the city form a stunning palette of gorgeous Savannah blues, greens, reds and pinks that are synonymous with Southern charm. 

As you pass balconied mansions, dripped with bougainvillea and share the road with horse-drawn carriages, you’ll experience why this Georgian city is an American favorite. Explore the neatly paved squared, hemmed by grand mansions, adorned with wooden shutters keeping in some of their long-hidden secrets. Your tour ends with a leisurely light bite and drink, where your guide will happily share their favorite hotspots and hidden gems for you to enjoy during the rest of your time in the city. 


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