Visit These Iconic Forrest Gump Filming Locations

Unlike a box of chocolates, you can know what you’re going to get with these places from Gump’s epic life

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Yemassee, South Carolina

Many of the scenes from Forrest's youth in the fictional town of Greenbow, Alabama, were actually filmed in South Carolina, among the small towns of Yemassee and Beaufort. Many of the structures for the film—like Jenny's farmhouse and Forrest's family boarding house—were built specifically for the film and torn down when production wrapped, but a few remnants of the film remain visible around the towns. The road where Forrest was chased in a pickup truck by high school bullies is located at 3547 Combahee Road, Yemassee, South Carolina—though it leads to a private property, so it's probably best not to recreate the famous chase-scene on your own.


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