Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial, PA

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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...[more]

Exterior of the Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial, a three story brick building.
Exterior of the Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial

The Thaddeus Kosciuszko house is a national memorial to an international champion of human freedom. Here, the hero of both the American Revolution and the Polish uprising entertained many visitors, among them Thomas Jefferson and Chief Little Turtle of the Miami Nation.

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Portrait of Thaddeus Kosciuszko
Portrait of Thaddeus Kosciuszko

Military engineer Thaddeus Kosciuszko played a significant role in the American Revolution and later led a failed uprising in his native Poland against the Russian occupation.

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Interior view showing a bed and sofa in the Kosciuszko House.
The bedroom in the Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial

See the home where wounded Polish military hero Thaddeus Kosciuszko lived from August 1797 to May 1798.

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Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial


3rd and Pine Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19106


By Car There is limited parking at the site. We recommend you park at the Independence Visitor Center and walk. Eastbound, via I-76 (the Schuylkill Expressway) - Exit onto I-676 East (toward "Central Philadelphia) and follow it to the 6th Street exit. At the bottom of the exit ramp follow signs for Independence Park Visitor Center. Westbound by car: After crossing the Ben Franklin Bridge - stay in the right hand lane and follow signs for Independence Visitor Center. Northbound by car: via I-95 - Exit at "Independence Hall/Historic Area". At bottom of ramp follow signs for Independence Visitor Center. Southbound by car, via I-95 - Use "Independence Hall/Historic Area" exit. At the bottom of the exit ramp follow signs for Independence Visitor Center. Public Transportation Take the Market- Frankford subway east to 5th and Market Streets. Walk two blocks east to 3rd Street. Travel south and proceed 5 blocks to the Kosciuszko House. helps you discover and book trips to all of America's public places.
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