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Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial

Description: Born of impoverished landed gentry in the eastern Polish province of Polesie on February 4, 1746, Thaddeus Kosciuszko, a military engineer, became one of the 18th century's greatest champions of American and Polish freedom. The house at the corner of Third and Pine Streets, where Thaddeus Kosciuszko resided during the winter of 1797-1798, serves as a memorial to his life and accomplishments.
One of the first foreign volunteers to come to the aid of the American revolutionary army, Kosciuszko made many significant contributions to the American Revolution including the fortifications at Saratoga and West Point. The two worlds of Kosciuszko were in sharp contrast. The revolution he helped lead in Poland in the early 1790's was crushed; although an exile from Poland, Kosciuszko was a hero in the United States. The life and work of this Polish-born patriot are commemorated here.

Directions: Car - 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 - If you arrive in the city by train or bus, 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.

Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial
301 Pine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 597-9618

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