Upcoming Events

Gingerbread House Contest- Deadline for Entries

The James K. Polk Museum Shop is hosting its second annual Gingerbread House Contest. Entries should be delivered between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on December 2 or 3.


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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Polk Place: Legacy Lost?

Polk Place: Presidential Legacy Lost?

This special exhibit tells the story of the Nashville mansion purchased by President Polk to be his retirement home. Following his unexpected death just three months after leaving office, his widow transformed Polk Place into a memorial for her husband.

Featuring original furnishings from Polk Place, the exhibit is open to the public during the Polk Home’s regular operating hours.

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Current Exhibit

Polk Place: Presidential Legacy Lost?

Sep 11, 2015 – Apr 3, 2016

This special exhibit at Polk Presidential Hall tells the story of the Nashville mansion where James K. Polk died three months after leaving the White House and where his wife Sarah stayed for the remaining forty-two years of her life.



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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