A key military figure in American victories over the British in the Revolutionary War, Thaddeus Kosciuszko was a Polish-born ... More
Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial
A key military figure in American victories over the British in the Revolutionary War, Thaddeus Kosciuszko was a Polish-born adopted son of Philadelphia. As a colonel and military engineer in the Continental Army, his greatest triumph over enemy forces was at the Battle of Saratoga. Thomas Jefferson described Kosciuszko "as pure a son of liberty as I have ever known". This National Memorial was Kosciuszko's Georgian style home. Today many of his personal belongings are on display. A short movie is also available upon request along with a tour of the building.
The Kosciuszko house is near many of the tourist attractions in Philly. We discovered it on our way to Jim's Steaks. Stop in and look around. The staff is friendly and willing to share their knowledge. A short film about Kosciuszko's heroism is worth watching. (Visited 2/13/2010)
Thaddeus Kosciusko is someone you never see mentioned in the history books, yet he played an important part in the American Revolution.
Kosciusko is one of the most universally well liked figures in the American Revolution. He had no ulteriot motives and was a true freedom fighter throughout his life, whether here in America where he lent is his engineering expertise to the American cause or fighting for independence in his native Poland.
This memorial proves that without help from our foreign friends such as Von Steuben, Lafayette and Kosciusko, independence may not have been won. Highly recommended.
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