Kisielice is located on a hill in the vicinity of a small lake in the south of Dolne Powiśle region, approximately 20 km (12 mi) west of Iława, 36 km (22 mi) north-east of Grudziądz, 60 km (37 mi) south of Elbląg, 25 km (16 mi) south-east of Kwidzyn and 80 km (50 mi) south-east of the voivodeship capital of Olsztyn.
The town has been founded by the distinguished Stange family; already in 1331 the town was well developed as a community and had a priest. The town's parish church was built from stone during the first half of the 14th century. In 1397 Freystadt was purchased by the bishop of Pomesania, and soon after, in 1525, in came into possession of Albrecht, Duke of Prussia. The town hall is mentioned in 1406; it has not been rebuilt after it burnt down in 1860. The inhabitants of the town acquired their earnings to the most part from professions related to agriculture. In the town lived also a few craftsmen. In 1899 the town was connected to railway. In 1928 about 50% of the working people were involved in trade, 20% were workmen, and 13% were civil servants, employees, pensioners and others.