• Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial

    Thaddeus Kosciuszko

    National Memorial Pennsylvania

Plan Your Visit

Color photo of the Kosciuszko House exterior, a three story red brick corner rowhouse with windows on all levels.
Learn more about the Polish patriot with a visit to the site, open on weekends in the spring and summer.
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The Thaddeus Kosciuszko house is a national memorial to an international champion of human freedom. The site is currently closed. It will reopen on April 4, 2015 on weekends only from 12noon - 4pm. Check out the operating hours page for more information.. The site is located at 3rd and Pine Streets in Philadelphia.

Kosciuszko, a Polish military engineer and volunteer in the American Revolution, played a significant role at Saratoga and West Point. After the Revolutionary War, Kosciuszko became a hero in his own country by leading an unsuccessful uprising against Russian forces. He returned to Philadelphia in 1797, entertaining many visitors in this house, including Thomas Jefferson and Chief Little Turtle of the Miami Nation.

Browse the exhibits on the first floor. Look for the photos of memorials to Kosciuszko in Poland and the United States. Visit the memorial room which highlights Kosciuszko's military career. See Kosciuszko's bedchamber, furnished with period artifacts. Watch the film in English or Polish. You may be surprised at the number of things to do. The site is self-guided, free, and offers limited accessibility for those with mobility challenges. Learn more basic information about the site before visiting.

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