Chippewa Square Tours

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Though Savannah once served as the southern border of the original American colonies, Chippewa Square is named for an event on the northern border with Canada. In the Battle of Chippewa, in 1814, American forces emerged victorious over the British near Niagara Falls, and when Chippewa Square was built in 1815, it was named for the momentous American victory that took place on the northern border. Today, when visiting the historic Savannah square, you’ll find a statue of James Oglethorpe, the famous founder of Georgia, that faces south with sword drawn in the direction of Spanish Florida. You’ll also find legions of Forrest Gump fans who have come in search of the “the bench,” and while Chippewa Square was the site of filming for the popular 1994 movie, the bench itself was only a prop that has since been moved to a museum. Nevertheless, to admire the backdrop, the bench was placed on the north side of the square, facing out towards Bull Street, and it’s amazingly become the most famous aspect of this 200-year old square. On the streets surrounding Chippewa Square, you’ll also find the Philbrick Eastman House—one of Savannah’s most well known homes—as well as historic Savannah Theater that’s the oldest theater in America.

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Given its popularity and central location, Chippewa Square is one of Savannah’s busiest public squares.
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Address: Savannah, Georgia, USA 31401, USA
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Savannah Land and Sea Combo Tour

Explore Savannah by land and water during this combination tour. See the sights during a 1.5-hour loop enjoying engaging commentary from an expert local guide while on board the comfortable, climate controlled sprinter convertible. Then take a Savannah River cruise, admiring the sights while learning about the Savannah River's history.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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US$55,00
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Spooky Savannah Ghost Tour And Pub Crawl

This Savannah haunted pub crawl combines two of the city’s best assets: a haunted history and a great party scene (complete with open container laws). As you walk through Savannah’s historic district, your guide shares spooky stories and points out sites of local lore, including three haunted pubs. Stop in for a drink and then take it to go as you walk to the next location.
  • Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
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US$27,00
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  • Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
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Stroll with a Local through Savannah's Historic District

Take a leisurely stroll through the Savannah Historic District on this guided, 3-hour walking tour. Together with a lifelong resident of Savannah, visit one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the US. See the historic homes as well as the houses of the South’s most famous generals. Visit the buildings from the war years of the 1860s. Learn about the town’s storied past, its African-American history, its military strategies, the important women who lived here, the Confederate States’ place in the Civil War and much more.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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US$45,00
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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