The Kosciuszko Foundation, Washington, D.C
Located in an elegant town house in the historic section of Washington's lively Dupont Circle, the Washington D.C. Chapter of the Kosciuszko Foundation has among its holdings and on display hundreds of paintings, prints, posters and sculptures by Polish artists as well as books, pottery, and Polish folk crafts and costumes. In addition, this chapter hosts numerous cultural events throughout the year.
Learn more: www.thekf.org
Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: 2025 O Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
Travel tips: There is very little street parking, but the building is just a short walk from the Dupont Circle Metro Station on the Red Line. For more travel information about Metro, see the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).
The Pope John Paul II Cultural Center
Cast of the hand of Karol Wojtyla
Don't miss rarely seen photos and personal memorabilia of Poland's most beloved son in the Papal and Polish Heritage room. Two movie theaters at the center play films describing the achievements of Karol Józef Wojtyła, the first Polish pope. You can lay your hand over a bronze cast of Pope John Paul II's hand in the Hands of Peace corridor.
Learn more: www.jp2cc.org/
Hours: Change by the season. Check the Web site or call 202-635-5400.
Location: 3900 Harewood Road, NE, Washington, DC 20017
Travel tips: There is plenty of free parking at the JPII Cultural Center. It is a mile-long walk from the Brookland/CUA (Catholic University of America) Metro Station on the Red Line. See Plan a Visit. The Center is just a short distance from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.