Converted from a public square to a parking garage in the 1970s, Ellis Square has been restored in recent years and is once again one of Savannah's most popular spots. Near the western end stands a statue of legendary songwriter Johnny Mercer, a Savannah native. Nearby is a visitor center with a touch-screen city guide, maps and brochures, and public restrooms. To the east is a lifesize chess board; the pieces can be requested at the visitor center. A treat for youngsters
(and the young at heart) is the square's interactive fountain, which is entertaining and refreshing in the warmer months.
Barnard St., between W. Congress and W. Bryan Sts., Savannah, Georgia, 31401, United States