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Commodore Barry Statue

Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Another good statue

Another very nice statue and monument on the walking tour. Great work and design. A photo opp... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2018
Rockiroads
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Oshawa, Canada
Underappreciated

The Commodore Barry Statue sits in the shadow of Independence Hall and he remains one of the most... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2018
Mark G
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Catonsville, Maryland
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Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Another very nice statue and monument on the walking tour. Great work and design. A photo opp. You cant miss as you walk by

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

The Commodore Barry Statue sits in the shadow of Independence Hall and he remains one of the most underappreciated figures in our colonial history. Barry was the 1st captain to be placed in command of a U.S. war ship under the Continental flag and after...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

Located in the Independence Square, the Statue of John Barry who served in the Continental Navy and later the United States Navy as a captain. Later, he was the first to get the rank of commodore by President George Washington. Philadelphia has many statues of...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

The Commodore Barry Statue is a beautiful right behind Liberty Square. Instead of spoiling the spot, I recommend a quick google search on why he is there. Great spot for Selfie Time

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Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Spent 22 1/2 years in Navy, so this was interesting. Also saw his house, a little added attachment to the tour.

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Reviewed 24 November 2016

While walking around historical districts in Philadelphia, there is a lot of impressive statuary and sculpture to gaze up at. Most people, of course, want selfies at the Rocky Statue, but there is no reason to deprive yourself of good outdoor art work like this.

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Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

I didn't know what to think about the statue until the storyteller a few feet away asked us to sit on the bench and listen to his story. The story about Captain Barry and his sea battle and injury gave me an appreciation for the...More

Thank Robert L
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Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

It's kind of a cool and symbolic fact. Our Independence (Hall) is backed by the Navy. Barry, rightfully, is the most common name for U.S. destroyers.

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Reviewed 22 March 2016

The statue of Commodore John Barry stands outside Independence Hall, overlooking the square connected to it. It is excellently sculpted, and very imposing.

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Reviewed 21 June 2015

Standing in what is actually the front of Independence Hall is a statue of Commodore John Barry, a major figure in developing the American navy.

Thank Shelly H
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