Joan of Arc Statue (Jeanne d'Arc)
In a city full of statues, this equestrian portrayal of the young French saint in her armor is one of the most eye-catching and memorable. The statue is bronze and gilded a bright gold, catching the eye of most visitors to the Philadelphia Art Museum, which it faces.
The statue, designed by artist Emmanuel Fremiet, was originally commissioned in 1874 by Napolean III. It was a gift from France to America in 1890. Ironically, the statue in Philadelphia is the original. The sculptor, who was unhappy with the proportions of the first, created a not-quite-to-scale copy and sent the original here.
TIP: The Joan of Arc statue sits on an island. Feel free to cross the street and check it out up close.
25th Street and Kelly Drive (facing the Art Museum)