Forrest Gump

The Bus Stop Bench

The Bus Stop Bench

Forrest Gump is telling his life story to strangers while he sits on a bench and waits for the bus. This famous scene was filmed in the town of Savannah, Georgia in the United States. To find the exact filming location read on or click on the map pointer in the image section above.

“My momma always said, “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.””

Forrest Gump


Where did they film the “Bench” scene? 

The site of the famous bench filming location from Forest Gump is a small town park in Savannah in the state of Georgia, United States. Chippewa is the name of the park which is located at the center of the downtown historic district. The Chippewa park square is also at the center of Savannah’s nightlife and entertainment district.


Hint: Click the map pointer icon in the image area at the top for the exact map location.


The direct spot where the bench was placed, is the side where Hull street is on the north side. The bench was a movie prop and was placed there just for the movie. Although it is not there anymore you can still see it in the Savannah History Museum. The History Museum is only 10 minutes away from the filming location on foot.

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The scene filmed at Chippewa park square:

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