Learn About the Park

Detail from a black and white photo (circa 1960) showing the exterior of a brick house situated on a corner lot with a car parked next to the building.
The home where Thaddeus Kosciuszko once lived had fallen into disrepair, as seen in this circa 1960 photo.  The site became a National Memorial in 1972.

NPS photo

There is much to learn about the smallest unit of the National Park Service. At .02 acres, the Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial tells an expansive story about an international champion of human rights. Read more about Kosciuszko's devotion to liberty in the History and Culture section.

Looking for something for kids? The park offers a Junior Ranger program on-site, and the Mission: Ranger experience for kids at home.

Last updated: January 10, 2018

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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