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Joan of Arc Statue

Philadelphia, PA (Fairmount Park)
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Ranked #107 of 288 Attractions in Philadelphia
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Description: A statue of Joan of Arc riding a horse.
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St Margarets, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We saw this statue on our hop on hop off bus tours and laughed when our tour guide referred to her as 'Joanie on a pony'! You can't miss her as the sun catches the gold leaf!

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Truly astonishing gold statue of JoA. A real sight to see, right in front if the art museum as well, definitely worth checking out!

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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111 reviews 111 reviews
71 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

You'll see this sculpture when you make your way to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. You can pretty much take a picture of the statue on top of the Hop-On Hop-Off bus. However, if you want to take a picture with you in it, the statue is in a busy traffic intersection, so timing would be key.

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Edmonton, Canada
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573 reviews 573 reviews
176 attraction reviews
292 helpful votes 292 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Just before arriving at the Philadelphia Art Museum you will see the newly gold plated Joan of Arc. it is worthy of a picture or two. You can get some great photos from the Hop On Hop Off Bus as it goes to the back of the art museum.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

if you stop on the art museum ,rocky steps and rocky statue you should walk/drive a few more blocks to this statue, its laying in the middle of the street. very good

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

All that gold plating!!! Amazing little statue outside the museum of art on the north side. Makes you wonder what art are we leaving for our descendants!

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Houston, Texas
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222 reviews 222 reviews
117 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

This particular street is great for viewing monuments but you have to be careful when you are driving it can be a bit confusing. This is a great statue. Stop and take the time to pull up the story if you don't remember it from the history books. What a brave woman to make a stand.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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141 reviews 141 reviews
49 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

This gold statue at the bottom opf the steps to the Art Museum, is just a brilliant landmark as one approaches

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Wave at Jean ... then head for the Waterworks for something interesting.

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Philadelphia
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142 reviews 142 reviews
44 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

The gilded statue of Jean d'Arc, the poor French peasant girl who inspired a country and led a victorious army before capture, inquisition by a panel of English judges, followed by death by flaming, burning torture in 1431, sits atop an equally gilded horse, proudly raises her banner high, and symbolizes the desire and struggle for freedom everywhere. Unlike our... More

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