"As pure a son of liberty, as I have ever known..." - Thomas Jefferson

Visit the house where wounded Polish freedom fighter Thaddeus Kosciuszko lived and hear how this brilliant military engineer designed successful fortifications during the American Revolution. See the room where he received notable visitors such as Chief Little Turtle and Thomas Jefferson.

Sepia toned engraving showing a man from in military uniform with a cannon in the background.

Thaddeus Kosciuszko

This biographical information is the place to start for information about the Polish hero.

Color portrait of Thaddeus Kosciuszko, a man wearing a uniform, with dark hair and a bushy mustache.

Kosciuszko's Life and Times

Use this timeline to put Kosciuszko's life in the context of a time marked by political upheavals.

Last updated: April 16, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

c/o Independence National Historical Park
143 S. 3rd Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106


(215) 965-2305
Due to the site's limited hours, visitors are advised to phone the Independence Visitor Center at the above number. Rangers at the visitor center (open 7 days a week) can answer questions and provide information about the Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial

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