Upcoming Events


TEMPORARY CLOSURE- The President James K. Polk Home and Museum is temporarily closed to the public in response to medical authorities' advice to fight the spread of COVID-19 by discouraging "social gathering" and discretionary travel.


POSTPONEMENT- Bloodys & Biscuits

In accordance with Federal and State guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the President James K. Polk Home has postponed our annual "Bloodys & Biscuits" fundraiser.


Upcoming Exhibits

For more information on upcoming events or exhibits, please call (931) 388-2354.

See the Largest Collection of Polk Artifacts in the Country

Guests to the James K. Polk Home and Museum will enjoy a 30-minute docent-guided tour of the main house and a self-guided tour of the Polk Sisters’ House, gardens, kitchen building, and Polk Presidential Hall.
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Audubon: Nature & Nation

“Audubon: Nature & Nation” At Polk Presidential Hall

The current exhibition at Polk Presidential Hall focuses on 19th century artist and naturalist John James Audubon, and includes twelve original prints from his famous publication BIRDS OF AMERICA.


Current Exhibit

"Audubon: Nature & Nation"

Feb 14, 2020 – May 31, 2020

The original exhibition "Audubon: Nature & Nation" is on display at Polk Presidential Hall and will run through May 31.



The James K. Polk Home and Museum is located at 301 W. 7th Street in downtown Columbia, TN.

Free parking is available in the lot across 7th Street or along High Street on the east side of the main house.

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