James K. Polk expanded the borders of the United States to the Pacific Ocean, added three states to the Union, started the Naval Academy, commissioned the Washington Monument, and issued the first postage stamp. Read More…
Docents with a passion for history and community lead individual or group tours daily.
The Polk Home offers special programs for a wide audience.
This museum hosts a series of original and traveling exhibits that relate to the U.S. Presidency and American culture during James K. Polk’s lifetime.
Polk’s America Lecture Series
Dr. Timothy D. Johnson from Lipscomb University will present the free public program "Tennessee's Mexican War Experience" at 7 p.m. in the parish hall of St. Peter's Episcopal Church adjacent to the Polk Sisters' House.
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. Read more…
Polk Academy 2015
Registration is now open for our 18th summer of Polk Academy history camp. This year’s dates for the week-long camp are June 22–26 and July 6–10. Children who have just completed 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade are invited to attend. For more information and a registration form, click here.
Please call (931) 388-2354 for information regarding Polk Presidential Hall exhibits.
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.