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Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial

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A Polish general who later became a national hero in his homeland, Kosciuszko came to the United States in 1776 to help fight in the Revolution; he distinguished himself as one of the first foreign volunteers in the war. The plain three-story brick house, built around 1776, in 2009 launched a series of new exhibits that feature a rotating collection of artifacts from six museums in Poland to help depict Kosciuszko's life in his homeland. An eight-minute film (in English and Polish) portrays the general's activities during the Revolution.

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  • Address: 301 Pine St., Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19106 | Map It
  • Phone: 215/597–9618
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Wed.–Sun. noon–4
  • Website:
  • Location: Society Hill
Updated: 05-19-2011

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    Another little historic set of rooms

    A modest historic house, pretty much modernized inside except for a recreation of Kosciuszko's rooms. Short hours.

    by bachslunch, 10/20/08

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