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Commodore Barry Statue

Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Nice Statue!

Located in the Independence Square, the Statue of John Barry who served in the Continental Navy and... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
Travelcooking
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London, United Kingdom
Nice Spot

The Commodore Barry Statue is a beautiful right behind Liberty Square. Instead of spoiling the... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
JimDeBerry
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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20 Oct 2017
“Nice Statue!”
17 Aug 2017
“Nice Spot”
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Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106
City Center East
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Reviewed 21 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

1  Thank Travelcooking
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

Thank JimDeBerry
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.

Thank 616kenneths
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.

Thank TommyBoy94
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
Reviewed 13 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.

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
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.

Thank MrSaturn64
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
Reviewed 31 October 2014

We almost missed this : we spotted this statue on our way back from the Independence Hall tour, wondered who it represented, and discovered it was Commodore John Barry, a celebrated U.S. Navy Officer who grew-up in the same Irish County (Wexford) as JFK's direct...More

2  Thank Gooner10_8
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Nicely crafted statue of Commodore John Barry, a major figure in the development of he American Navy. In the south plaza behind Independence Hall, this is a reminder of the importance of the focus on naval power to combat the omnipresent British navy and its...More

Thank jeffl499
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