text: seven walking tours through historic Philadelphia



John Paul Jones

John Paul Jones
by Walker Hancock

Nearby is a formal approach to the museum which is flanked on both sides by handsome statues of six men who helped the American cause during the Revolution: Major-General Friedrich von Steuben; John Paul Jones; General Casimir Pulaski; General Richard Montgomery; General Nathanael Greene — the only native American in the group; and the Marquis de Lafayette. They are heroically cast revolutionaries, but are sometimes overlooked in this quiet spot. The prevalence of sculpture in the park is due to the vision of the Fairmount Park Art Association (1871), which sought to beautify the park.



Fairmount Park