A TRADITION OF SERVICE
The Polish American Cultural Center and Museum Exhibit Hall are a focal point for many Polish American affairs in the greater Philadelphia area. Annually, more than one million tourists visit Philadelphia's historic district. The Cultural Center's Exhibit Hall, located in the heart of this district, and open to the general public 300 days a year, admission free, allows thousands of tourists to experience Polish history, culture and pride. In addition to welcoming tourists from around the world, the Center hosts meetings, lectures and other events to promote public awareness and appreciation of Polish heritage.
The Cultural Center and Exhibit Hall are outgrowths of Polish American Social Services (PASS), an agency dating back to 1908 to address the social service needs of the substantial Polish American population in the Philadelphia area. In 1981, PASS leaders recognized the need to move beyond the social service needs of Polish Americans and organized the Polish American Cultural Center to enhance a museum exhibit hall to preserve and display Polish history and culture for the general public.
Due to the growing need for additional office and meeting space, PASS and the Center moved from their original offices in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia to their current home at 308 Walnut Street in the heart of America's most historic square mile.
When You're in Philadelphia's Historic District, Visit the
Polish American Cultural Center
Museum Exhibit Hall
308 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
OPEN 10 AM to 4 PM
January through April - Monday to Friday
May through December - Monday to Saturday
Closed on Holidays
A brief pictorial tour of the Museum's Exibit Hall:
Paintings of great men and women of Polish descent line the walls of the Exhibit Hall. Exhibits throughout the museum highlight Polish customs, folk art, and other information about Poland's history and traditions during the last one thousand years.
Map of Historic Philadelphia and Waterfront area
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