The Bus Stop Bench
Forrest Gump recounts his life story to strangers as he sits on a bench, waiting for the bus. This famous scene takes place in the town of Savannah, Georgia, in the United States. If you want to find the exact filming location, you can read further details or follow the map pointer in the navigation section.
“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?
Filmmakers chose a small town park in Savannah, Georgia, United States, for the renowned bench filming location from “Forrest Gump.” This park, known as Chippewa, is centrally located in the downtown historic district. It is also a hub for Savannah’s nightlife and entertainment.
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The specific spot where they placed the bench for filming is on the north side, near Hull Street. Interestingly, the bench was a movie prop placed there just for the movie. Although no longer there, you can still see it in the Savannah History Museum, a mere 10-minute walk from the filming location.
The scene filmed at Chippewa park square:
Filming the memorable scene at Chippewa Park Square required careful placement of the iconic bench prop. The scenic park setting and the bench itself became symbolic in cinema history. The words spoken by Forrest Gump in this scene resonate with audiences, making the location a point of interest for fans of the movie.
The bench was not a permanent fixture in the park but a prop specifically designed for the film. After filming, it was relocated to the Savannah History Museum, adding to the rich cultural heritage of the city. Visitors can now view it there and even take a guided tour to walk in Forrest Gump’s footsteps.
For more details about the Forrest Gump bus stop bench, you can visit Savannah Theatre’s website.