Chippewa Square

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Why You Should Go

Chippewa Square is located on Bull Street between Hull and Perry Streets. Standing here you are at the very heart of Savannah’s Historic District. Named for the Battle of Chippewa during the War of 1812, the square was built in 1815.

  • In the center of the square stands the imposing statue of James Oglethorpe. Sculpted by Daniel Chester French in 1910, the statue depicts Oglethorpe in light armor wearing period clothing and a tricorn hat. Four lions surround the pedestal with shields that bear seals for the city of Savannah, the Colony of Georgia, the State of Georgia and James Oglethorpe’s personal coat of arms. The base is inscribed with quotes taken from the original Georgia charter. Much is made of the fact that Oglethorpe’s statue faces south. This is due to the tradition of facing statues toward their historic enemies. In Oglethorpe’s case, the enemies he faced were the Spanish who had come north from Florida. In a small battle known as the Battle of Bloody Marsh, Oglethorpe and his men secured the lower Atlantic coast for England by repelling Spanish forces from St. Simons Island, about 75 miles south of Savannah.
  • FORREST GUMP – If Chippewa Square looks familiar to you, it should. The square featured prominently in the critically acclaimed film “Forrest Gump.” Tom Hanks’ character spent a great deal of time narrating his life story from a park bench in Chippewa Square, The bench itself was a fiberglass prop, and can now be seen at the Savannah Historical Museum.
  • SAVANNAH THEATRE – Chippewa Square isn’t only known for its contributions to the silver screen. The square is also home to the Savannah Theatre, the oldest playhouse in continual use in the United States. The theater has survived for nearly two centuries, struggled through changes of ownership, and endured a series of fires and reconstructions. Legend has it that Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth played at the Savannah Theater in the 1850’s with his brother, noted actor Edwin Booth. As the years went by the theater would undergo many changes, including being renamed the Savannah Opera House in 1894 and burning to the ground in 1906. It is widely acknowledged that the theater was a victim of arson at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan, who sought to prevent a production of Thomas Dixon’s controversial play “The Clansman.”

The theater was ravaged by fire again in 1944 and again in 1948. Fortunately, though repairs were made, enough of the original structure was saved to enable the theater to hold on to its status as the country’s oldest playhouse. At present the Savannah Theater is seeking federal funds for further restoration.

  • STODDARD HOUSE – The Stoddard House (also known as the Philbrick-Eastman House) located at 17 West McDonough Street, is best known for its wrought iron fence bearing silhouettes of prominent men. If you completed Tour #1, you have seen the same ironwork around the fountain in front of the Cotton Exchange on Bay Street. Although construction of this Greek revival home was started in 1844 for the Eastman family, it was not completed until 1847 for John Stoddard. This elegant residence has housed several important Savannah families, which is why there is sometimes confusion about the building’s name.
  • FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF SAVANNAH – The First Baptist Church of Savannah, Georgia, was chartered on November 26, 1800, and the present church on Chippewa Square was completed in 1833. The Greek revival building has been enlarged over the years, with an addition constructed in 1839. Further renovations were completed in 1966, 1989-1990, and 1998-1999.
  • SIX PENCE PUB – Located just north of Chippewa Square on Bull Street is an authentic reproduction of the typical 18th-century English pub. You may recognize it from the movie “Something to Talk About,” when the character played by Julia Roberts shows up in her nightgown to confront her husband, played by Dennis Quaid, about his infidelity.

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Pro Tip #1: Hop On Hop Off Trolleys

  • If you plan on riding the Hop On Hop Off Trolley you can park for free at the Trolley bus station. If staying in the historic district they will also provide hotel pick-up (call them to schedule). 
  • If you want to ride the Hop On Hop Off Trolley for more than 1-day, you can use an additional Featured Tour or we recommend upgrading your 1-day ticket to multiple days when you get there. You’ll have to pay out-of-pocket to upgrade.

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  • Utilize the maps on the Mobile Pass you’ll receive after purchasing Tour Pass (interactive maps, attraction map, Trolley map and parking garage & restroom map). You can use the Mobile Pass for planning to see what’s near attractions of interest.
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Pro Tip #1: Hop On Hop Off Trolleys

  • If you plan on riding the Hop On Hop Off Trolley, ride it for 1-day to get familiarized with Savannah, then ride the free DOT Hop On Hop Off Trolley for additional days.
  • If you want to ride the narrated or paid Hop On Hop Off Trolley for more than 1-day, you can upgrade your 1-day ticket to multiple days when you get there. You’ll have to pay out-of-pocket to upgrade.
  • Park at the Visitor Center: 301 Martin Luther King Blvd.

Pro Tip #2: Use Maps on Mobile Pass

  • Utilize the maps on the Mobile Pass you’ll receive after purchasing Tour Pass (interactive maps, attraction map, Trolley map and parking garage & restroom map). You can use the Mobile Pass for planning to see what’s near attractions of interest.
  • Trolley maps are also available on the Mobile Pass.
1 day tour pass
1 Day Pass:
  • Choose a total of 2 Featured Tours + Visit as Many Standard Attractions as You Wish for 1-Day.
  • The selections below are an example. You can choose whatever you want from the available tours.

Charleston

  • Pro Tip #1: Charleston has a free trolley (DASH) that you can ride for downtown transportation. There are 3 routes. All routes intersect at the Visitor’s Center (375 Meeting Street). To switch buses, get off at the Visitor Center and wait for the appropriate bus. We recommend parking here if you intend on riding the trolley.
  • Pro Tip #2: Utilize the maps on the Mobile Pass you’ll receive after purchasing Tour Pass (interactive maps, attraction map, Trolley map and parking garage & restroom map). You can use the Mobile Pass for planning to see what’s near attractions of interest.
  • Trolley maps are also available on the Mobile Pass.
1 day tour pass
1 Day Pass:
  • Choose a total of 2 Featured Tours + Visit as Many Standard Attractions as You Wish for 1-Day.
  • The selections below are an example. You can choose whatever you want from the available tours.
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2 Day Pass:
  • Choose a total of 3 Featured Tours + Visit as Many Standard Attractions as You Wish for 2-Days.
  • The selections below are an example. You can choose whatever you want from the available tours.
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Pass purchases can be refunded (minus 3% credit card processing fees) if requested within thirty-days of purchase date (for unused passes). Optional Trip Protection (5% of total amount) can be purchased at checkout which extends the refund period up to one-year from purchase date. Conditions apply. View full refund policy by clicking button below.

Charleston Saving Examples

Save $111.40 per person which is 44% off of retail rates with a 3-day pass!

(Examples below are suggestions. You can choose whatever you’d like to do from the available tours/attractions.)


1-Day Pass Savings Example

Retail Price

1-Day Pass Includes: 2 featured tours + visit unlimited walk-in attractions for 1-day
Boone Hall Plantation (featured tour #1)$27
Carriage Tour (featured tour #2)$35
Nathaniel Russell House (walk-in)$12
Aiken Rhett House Museum (walk-in)$12
Charleston Fun Park (walk-in)$20
1-Day Without Pass$106
Cost of 1-Day Tour Pass($72)
Save 5%: Enter Email$3.60
Save per Person: 35% Off Retail=$37.60

1-Day Tour Pass Cost: $72

SAVE $37.60 PER PERSON, 35% OFF OF TICKET PRICES!


2-Day Pass Savings Example

Retail Price

2-Day Pass Includes: 3 featured tours + visit unlimited walk-in attractions for 2-days
Harbor Tour (featured tour #3)$30
Charleston Museum (walk-in)$12
McLeod Plantation (walk-in)$15
Charleston Tea Plantation (walk-in)$12
Deep Water Vineyards 9 wine tasting (walk-in)$7
2-Days Without Pass$182
Cost of 2-Day Tour Pass($117)
Save 5%. Enter Email$5.85
Save per Person: 39% Off Retail=$70.85

2-Day Tour Pass Cost: $117

SAVE $70.85 PER PERSON, 39% OFF OF TICKET PRICES!


3-Day Pass Savings Example

Retail Price

3-Day Pass Includes: 4 featured tours + visit unlimited walk-in attractions for 3-days
Ghost or History Walking Tour (featured tour #4)$30
Slave Mart Museum (walk-in)$8
Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon (walk-in)$10
Gibbes Museum of Art (walk-in)$12
Palmetto Brewing free flight (walk-in)$10
3-Days Without Pass$252
Cost of 3-Day Tour Pass ($148)
Save 5%. Enter Email$7.40
Save per Person: 44% Off Retail=$106.40

3-Day Tour Pass Cost: $148

SAVE $111.40 PER PERSON, 44% OFF OF TICKET PRICES!

There’s no denying the saving and convenience that Tour Pass offers! Plus you can book your tours in advance with our amazing Mobile Pass that includes maps and detailed attraction information. The more you do the more you save. Imagine how much more you could save with a 4 or 5-day pass!

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Charleston Saving Examples

Save $111.40 per person which is 44% off of retail rates with a 3-day pass!

(Examples below are suggestions. You can choose whatever you’d like to do from the available tours/attractions.)


1-Day Pass Savings Example

Retail Price

1-Day Pass Includes: 2 featured tours + visit unlimited walk-in attractions for 1-day
Boone Hall Plantation (featured tour #1)$27
Carriage Tour (featured tour #2)$35
Nathaniel Russell House (walk-in)$12
Aiken Rhett House Museum (walk-in)$12
Charleston Fun Park (walk-in)$20
1-Day Without Pass$106
Cost of 1-Day Tour Pass($72)
Save 5%: Enter Email$3.60
Save per Person: 35% Off Retail=$37.60

1-Day Tour Pass Cost: $72

SAVE $37.60 PER PERSON, 35% OFF OF TICKET PRICES!


2-Day Pass Savings Example

Retail Price

2-Day Pass Includes: 3 featured tours + visit unlimited walk-in attractions for 2-days
Harbor Tour (featured tour #3)$30
Charleston Museum (walk-in)$12
McLeod Plantation (walk-in)$15
Charleston Tea Plantation (walk-in)$12
Deep Water Vineyards 9 wine tasting (walk-in)$7
2-Days Without Pass$182
Cost of 2-Day Tour Pass($117)
Save 5%. Enter Email$5.85
Save per Person: 39% Off Retail=$70.85

2-Day Tour Pass Cost: $117

SAVE $70.85 PER PERSON, 39% OFF OF TICKET PRICES!


3-Day Pass Savings Example

Retail Price

3-Day Pass Includes: 4 featured tours + visit unlimited walk-in attractions for 3-days
Ghost or History Walking Tour (featured tour #4)$30
Slave Mart Museum (walk-in)$8
Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon (walk-in)$10
Gibbes Museum of Art (walk-in)$12
Palmetto Brewing free flight (walk-in)$10
3-Days Without Pass$252
Cost of 3-Day Tour Pass ($148)
Save 5%. Enter Email$7.40
Save per Person: 44% Off Retail=$106.40

3-Day Tour Pass Cost: $148

SAVE $111.40 PER PERSON, 44% OFF OF TICKET PRICES!

There’s no denying the saving and convenience that Tour Pass offers! Plus you can book your tours in advance with our amazing Mobile Pass that includes maps and detailed attraction information. The more you do the more you save. Imagine how much more you could save with a 4 or 5-day pass!

risk free guarantee

Pass purchases can be refunded (minus 3% credit card processing fees) if requested within thirty-days of purchase date (for unused passes). Optional Trip Insurance can be purchased for a nominal fee at checkout which extends the refund period up to one-year from purchase date. Conditions apply. View full refund policy by clicking button below.