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Places (POIs) visited during this tour

Place #1
Distance: 0.24mi , Attraction : Start
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Kelly Drive at 25th Street, Kelly Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA
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Hi there! Are you ready to see some amazing sites all around Philadelphia? Good! Our first stop is right across the street so go ahead and take the crosswalk over so I can show you the Joan of Arc Statue.
Place #2
Distance: 0.28mi , Attraction : Statue
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Pennsylvania Av & 25th St, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA
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Joan of Arc Statue
Look at this stunning gilded bronze statue of Joan of Arc. Remember her? She was a Catholic saint and the French Heroine of the Hundred Years War. Sounds great, but she was also killed at age 19 by being burned at the stake.

But let’s backtrack a few years. At the age of 13, Joan started hearing voices. Her interpretation of this was that God wanted to use her to save France by kicking out its enemies and supporting Charles VII (7).

At age 16 her father tried to marry her off but she was having none of that. She convinced a local court that she shouldn’t be forced to marry.

In 1429 Charles gave Joan an army to lead to Orleans against the advice of his generals. She led this army dressed in white armor and riding a white horse. That battle went well, but it wasn’t long until Joan’s successes ran out. She was captured in 1430 by the Anglo-Burgundians after she fell off her horse. In her trial she faced 70 charges, among which were heresy, witchcraft, and dressing like a man.

She was found guilty and thrown in prison. One year into her sentence she was burned at the stake. Years after her death she became the symbol of the Catholic of France, when one of the leaders of French Liberal Catholicism gave a beautiful speech about her in 1849. Joan of Arc was canonized as a saint in 1920 by Roman Catholic Pope Benedict XV (15th)

This gilded bronze sculpture of Joan of Arc on horseback represents who she was at her greatest. Strong, confident, fearless and impassioned.

Now that’s a great way to start off a tour, am I right? Yes. So where are we going next? How about a park? Great. Take the crosswalk over Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Tour itinerary stops | Additional places you'll see on this self-guided tour

Map Pin Place 1 Start
Map Pin Place 2 Joan of Arc Statue
Map Pin Place 3 Reliance Triangle
Map Pin Place 4 Directions
Map Pin Place 5 Perelman Building
Map Pin Place 6 The Bishop's Collar
Map Pin Place 7 Directions
Map Pin Place 8 Eastern State Penitentiary
Map Pin Place 9 Olivet Covenant Presbyterian Church
Map Pin Place 10 Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters Convent of Divine Love
Map Pin Place 11 Whole Foods and Baseball
Map Pin Place 12 Directions
Map Pin Place 13 Directions
Map Pin Place 14 Directions
Map Pin Place 15 Directions
Map Pin Place 16 Directions
Map Pin Place 17 The Thinker Statue
Map Pin Place 18 Directions
Map Pin Place 19 Rodin Museum
Map Pin Place 20 Directions
Map Pin Place 21 Directions
Map Pin Place 22 Directions
Map Pin Place 23 Directions
Map Pin Place 24 Barnes Foundation
Map Pin Place 25 Directions
Map Pin Place 26 Directions
Map Pin Place 27 Free Library of Philadelphia
Map Pin Place 28 Shakespeare Memorial
Map Pin Place 29 General Galusha Pennypacker Memorial
Map Pin Place 30 Sister Cities Park
Map Pin Place 31 Children's Discovery Garden
Map Pin Place 32 Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
Map Pin Place 33 Directions
Map Pin Place 34 Swann Memorial Fountain
Map Pin Place 35 Fountain Information 1
Map Pin Place 36 Fountain Information 2
Map Pin Place 37 Fountain Information 3
Map Pin Place 38 Fountain Information 4
Map Pin Place 39 Fountain Information 5
Map Pin Place 40 The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Map Pin Place 41 Moore College of Arts and Design
Map Pin Place 42 Directions/Aero Memorial
Map Pin Place 43 The Franklin Institute
Map Pin Place 44 Directions
Map Pin Place 45 Directions
Map Pin Place 46 Directions
Map Pin Place 47 Directions
Map Pin Place 48 Binswanger Triangle
Map Pin Place 49 Eakins Oval
Map Pin Place 50 Directions
Map Pin Place 51 The Washington Monument
Map Pin Place 52 Ericsson Fountain
Map Pin Place 53 Rocky Statue
Map Pin Place 54 The Mounted Amazon Attacked by a Panther
Map Pin Place 55 The Rocky Steps
Map Pin Place 56 Philadelphia Museum of Art

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