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.
In 1751, William Penn asked that the new bell being cast for the Pennsylvania Statehouse be engraved with the words,
Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the Land unto all the inhabitants thereof. The bell rang to call citizens to the ...
Whether traveling for business or pleasure, the historic BEST WESTERN PLUS Independence Park Hotel is sure to please. Located in
Old City District, the property is just minutes away from some of Philadelphia's most popular attractions. Independence National Historical ...
The Atwater Kent Museum is committed to preserving the history of Philadelphia. Objects of every nature are displayed to convey
the noteworthy history of Philadelphia since it's founding about 300 years ago, including some exhibits from the 1876 Centennial. ...