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Learn the fascinating story of a Polish patriot and human rights champion at this national memorial.

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The Thaddeus Kosciuszko house is a national memorial to an international champion of human freedom. The site is open April-October, weekends only, from 12pm to 4pm. It is located at 301 Pine Street in Philadelphia. The site is closed from November through March.

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.

Last updated: April 1, 2020

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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