The memorial museum opened in 1949, and later it became a national pilgrimage site.
István Andrássy had the house built in 1782 for manorial officers. It became the home of László Kossuth, the manorial prosecutor. His son Lajos was born here in 1802.
The Zopf-style house with six windows and mezzanine flooring was extended to a U-shape in the 19th century. The six rooms of the house and the ironwork window grilles remained in their original form.
The memorial plaque on the facade was inaugurated in 1911. The front gate leads to the court, from where we can see the entrance door on the left. The lobby contains a Kossuth-portrait, which was created by Lajos Burger in 1897. The exhibition also presents the carrara marble Kossuth-bust of Zsigmond Aradi. The door to the right leads to the room where Lajos Kossuth was born. The interior of the room contains an authentic cradle, a stationery cupboard and a tile stove. Several portraits and a panel introduce the history of the Kossuth family. Replicas of the christening bowl and pitcher can also be found here.
The second room presents the student years of Kossuth. The documents, certificates and textbooks are displayed in cupboards, next to the piano. The third room introduces the young attorney of Sátoraljaújhely. In the middle of the room, there are mannequins dressed in men’s and women’s clothes of the Reform Era. The walls are decorated with portraits of prominent historical figures of the age. The room contains his original writing desk, and the only original mantelpiece in the house. This was his parents’ bedroom, the cradle of the baby Kossuth stood in front of the mantelpiece. The exhibition contains an original sheet of the Parliamentary Reports and the prison sentence of Kossuth from his time as the chief editor of Pesti Hírlap.
The fourth room presents the era of the 1848 Revolution. A writing desk, an armchair, an army uniform and several weapons can be found here, together with Kossuth-banknotes and law articles. The portraits on the wall depict the first Hungarian government and the martyrs of Arad. The dress sword of the Hungarian governor is also displayed here. The fifth room presents the years in exile. The collection on this period includes his letters, portraits and original photos from his funeral.
During the winter, the house welcomes visitors only irregularly. During this season, the dress sword and the stamp of the Hungarian governor is kept in Budapest. The cellar of the Kossuth House hosts an exhibition on wine-making. Temporary exhibitions are displayed in the court wing.
Address: 18 Kossuth út