Filming location in Forrest Gump

Filming Location
Forrest and Jenny separate in Washington

Jenny makes the decision to board a bus, parting ways with Forrest amidst the tumultuous backdrop of 1960s Washington, D.C. Filmed in the heart of the United States, this poignant moment takes place in Washington DC. For those keen to see the exact location where this scene took place, dive deeper below or click on the map pin icon in your navigation.

Jenny – Why’re you so good to me?
Forrest – You’re my girl.
Jenny – I’ll always be your girl.

Where was Forrest and Jenny separate in Washington filmed?

Forrest (Tom Hanks) and Jenny (Robin Wright) slowly walk towards Jenny’s bus. This scene with the beautiful building in the background was filmed in Floral Park in the National Mall, Washington DC, United States. The building in the background is the Jefferson Memorial.

More about the National Mall

Floral Park is a serene space nestled within the expanse of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The National Mall itself is an iconic landscaped park at the heart of the nation’s capital, surrounded by the city’s bustling downtown area. This vast green haven is punctuated by numerous Smithsonian Institution museums, art galleries, and diverse cultural establishments. Moreover, it is adorned with myriad memorials, statues, and sculptures that pay homage to pivotal figures and moments in American history. Administered by the National Park Service, the National Mall, which encompasses Floral Park, welcomes a staggering 24 million visitors annually. It stretches from the U.S. Capitol’s majestic grounds to the imposing Washington Monument, creating a tapestry of American heritage, culture, and vibrant city life.

The scene filmed at the National Mall

Jenny boarding the bus
In Washington, D.C. Forrest (Tom Hanks) and Jenny (Robin Wright) part ways. As the political and cultural unrest of the 1960s unfolds in the background, personal tensions come to the forefront for the two friends. Jenny, caught in a tumultuous relationship, is preparing to leave with her boyfriend who has shown signs of being abusive towards her. Forrest, always wearing his heart on his sleeve, expresses his disapproval and concern for Jenny’s well-being. The raw emotion in the scene underscores Forrest’s genuine love and worry for Jenny.

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