Where the nation‘s father spent his childhood
Plan your visit
Located in the village of Ožkabaliai, Vilkaviškis region, the birthplace of Jonas Basanavičius is one of only three National Museum of Lithuania branches located outside of Lithuania’s capital.
What will you see?
Basanavičius’s own publications about Lithuanian folklore and mythology; personal effects that belonged to the famous Signatory, including an ink pot, mechanical calendar, and a stamp with his initials; souvenir busts of the 18th century poet Adomas Mickevičius and the 1863 anti-Czarist rebellion leader Tadeusz Kościuszko; late 19th and early 20th century furniture and interior details typical of the Suvalkija ethno-cultural region.
The Basanavičius homestead is surrounded by a 40 hectare oak wood that was initially planted three decades ago to mark Lithuania’s more recent national revival. This cultural landmark consists of 14 groves, each one dedicated to important dates in the country’s history. Among the close to 7,000 oaks stand numerous commemorative trees.
Gimtinės g. 17, Ožkabalių I k., Vilkaviškio r.
+370 342 6 93 65
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