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The Sorrel–Weed House, or the Francis Sorrel House, is a historic landmark and Savannah Museum located in Savannah, Georgia. It represents one of the finest examples of Greek Revival and Regency architecture in Savannah and was one of the first two homes in the State of Georgia to be made a State Landmark in 1954. At 16,000 square feet, it is also one of the largest houses in the city. The Sorrel-Weed House was first opened to the public in January 1940 by the Society for the Preservation of Savannah Landmarks. It was the Society's first exhibit and was called "The Society for the Preservation of Savannah Landmarks Presents a loan Exhibit of Furniture and Fine Arts 18th and 19th Centuries at the Sorrel-Weed House on Madison Square : Jan-April 1940." This Society later became the Historic Savannah Foundation. The Sorrel-Weed House was opened again to the public in 2005 and conducts Historic Savannah Tours during the day and Haunted Savannah Ghost Tours inside the house every evening. These tours are conducted by The Sorrel-Weed House Museum. It is located at the corner of Bull Street and Harris Street.
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One of the beautiful squares around Savannah. My suggestion is to buy the "get on, get off" bus ticket and ride the full ride once. Then on the second turn get off where you would like. Get back on or walk, it's usually not that far. Just be careful to be back on around 4pm because the buses get packed. They drive close to some good eats as well. But, don't spend all your time indoors. Savannah is a neat town full of wonderful American history.
This is a nice little park for locals who want to get some fresh air or stretch their legs. It's quiet and peaceful. We visited because we'd read that the bench from Forest Gump was here, but it's been removed and placed in a museum so there's nothing to see or do here. Fine for a peaceful stroll, but not worth going out of your way.
An interesting part of Savannah history and a green oasis in as one of the cities 22 historic squares. Also is the park used in the movie where Forest Gump waited for the bus with a box of chocolates for his girlfriend.
One of my favorites of the Savannah squares. This one features the statue of General Oglethorpe as well as the bench where Forrest Gump sat for the movie
This is the square where they filmed Forrest Gump. Don’t expect to sit on the bench though. That’s at a museum in town. Also the park has changed a bit since the filming. This is really a great town to get out and walk about. Lots of cool buildings to look at. Old South. We were there on a Sunday. All the municipal parking is free on Sunday. Pull your car into a space at the civic center and you’re right there. Everyone parks down by the Old Town tours and parking is a complete hassle. Just park at the civic center, free on Sunday (unless there’s an event I’m sure) and walk to everything. Or get on the bus tour. It’s about 3 blocks away I think. Great area.
It was clean and the people (shop patrons) were kind. That's important when you're visiting a place to have a good time. Not necessarily trying to 'turn -up' but it was pleasant and I felt safe while walking between establishments for dinner (Fire), martinis (Jen's), and finished with coffee (Gallery Espresso).
Cool place to visit. Really wish that they had a replica bench from the Forest Gump movie but I understand how out of place it would look. There is no plaque memorial or anything either but that is also understandable because this is a historic district and not Hollywood.
The squares of Savannah are wonderful. The people are warm and welcoming. A huge plus is I didn't see the first time share salesperson.
Seriously nothing special, but you know - Since Forrest Gump was here, I'll have to give it 5 stars... I'm definitely a fan boy. The bench was removed, so don't expect to sit on/take picture with it. That bench was moved into the museum.
Popular square for the bench scene from Forest gump. The bench from the movie was placed in a museum so don't expect to sit on it. Nevertheless, it's gorgeous and worth a visit when you're in the city.
Was looking forward to seeing the Forest Gump bench but it has been relocated to LA from what was told to us on a tour. Food and shopping within walking distance.
Nice place to sit and take photos of the architecture. Locating Forrest Gumps bench is fun as it does not exist, it was put there for the movie BUT there is a seat there in place of it. So you van kind of get the idea. Still fun though. The concrete structure is on the north side of the park.
This square is an iconic landmark for Savannah. There are at least two sights from different times. First of all there is a monument of General James Oglethorpe who has founded the colony of Georgia. Secondly, there were made scenes with Forrest Gump. The bench was on the street behind the back of the general, approximately in the place where there is the sign "Chippewa Square" now.
Cool place with Neat charm...very interesting to see where the famous Forrest Gump scene was shot. However the bench has been removed so don't be disappointed when you arrive and it is no longer there.
So many squares to visit in Savannah and each one has a certain charm to it. Chippewa is known, or course, for the location of the bench Forrest Gump sat on. Lots of trees and a few monuments add to its flair.