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Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial

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Built  1775
Visitation  4,107 (2005)
Added to NRHP  December 18, 1970
Opened  1775
Architect  Joseph Few
NRHP Reference #  70000068
Area  80 m²
Phone  +1 215-597-7130
Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial
Location  301 Pine St. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Address  301 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
Hours  Closed today ThursdayClosedFridayClosedSaturday12–4PMSunday12–4PMMondayClosedTuesdayClosedWednesdayClosedSuggest an edit
Similar  Edgar Allan Poe National, Gloria Dei (Old Swedes, Germantown White House, Independence National Historical, Friendship Hill National

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Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial, at 301 Pine Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, preserves the home of Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Kościuszko. The life and work of the Polish patriot and hero of the American Revolution are commemorated here.

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Kosciuszko returned to the United States to a hero's welcome after his wounding, capture, imprisonment, and banishment from his native Poland occupied by Russia, in 1796. Kosciuszko's secretary, Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz, having been instructed to find "a dwelling as small, as remote, and as cheap" as possible, chose Mrs. Ann Relf's boarding house at the corner of 3rd and Pine Streets in Society Hill. Here, where Kosciuszko recuperated from his wounds while rarely leaving the house, he was visited by numerous luminaries of the day, including Vice President Thomas Jefferson, architect Benjamin Latrobe, William Paterson (a signer of the US Constitution), Chief Little Turtle of the Miami people, and Chief Joseph Brant of the Mohawk nation.

The home was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 18, 1970. The National Memorial was authorized on October 21, 1972. It is administered under Independence National Historical Park but is counted as a separate unit of the National Park System. At 0.02 acres (0.0081 ha) 0.02 acre (80 m²), the memorial is America's smallest national park or unit of the National Park System.

The site is currently open for touring, Saturday and Sunday, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. No fees, tickets, or reservations are required to visit this site.

Thaddeus kosciuszko national memorial philadelphia


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Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial Wikipedia


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