Located in front of Independence Hall, this chiseled visage pays tribute to the military contributions of Commodore John ... More
Commodore Barry Statue
Located in front of Independence Hall, this chiseled visage pays tribute to the military contributions of Commodore John Barry during the American Revolutionary War. He is portrayed wearing his uniform and pointing onward into battle. Few Americans are well acquainted with the heroic exploits of Philadelphia's Irish-born naval commander. Known as the Father of the American Navy to most historians, Barry's fame has been overshadowed by his contemporary John Paul Jones. The accomplishments of Barry are numerous, including the capture of over 20 British war vessels, quelling three mutinies, and participating in the last battle of the war aboard the frigate Alliance in 1783.
Guild halls were as important in the young America as they had been in Europe. Carpenter's Hall stands as a
tribute to the hands that built America. This historic locale is appropriately situated amongst the many other historical sites ...
Known as the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, Independence Hall is one of the most
recognizable historical landmarks not only in Philadelphia, but in the entire nation. The hall is the highlight of the ...
The only monument dedicated to honor the memories of unknown Revolutionary War soldiers was originally used as a Potter's Field,
where the poor and indigent were buried. Although Philadelphia is not known as a battleground, this section of Washington ...
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