Fodor's Expert Review 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 as well as some of his original possessions. An eight-minute film (in English and Polish) portrays the general's activities during the Revolution.

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301 Pine St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19106, USA

215-597–9618

www.nps.gov/thko

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