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.
Please check back; we will be adding new events soon.
Apr 24, 2014 – Oct 31, 2014
The Face of a President
Do we really know what our earliest presidents actually looked like? James K. Polk became president just as technological advances in photography and lithography allowed everyone the ability to see what their president really looked like.
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…
Special Presidential Wine Tasting
In honor of James K. Polk, the 11th President of the United States, Amber Falls Winery & Cellars is planning the release of two new wines this fall and a third in 2014.
Tastings of the first two wines in the Presidential Series will be available at a special celebration on Saturday, November 2 marking President Polk’s birthday.
The celebration on November 2, which is free and open to the public, will include birthday cake and music by the talented and popular band, Dixie Crossing, featuring fiddler Willie Van Hook, from 2 – 6 p.m. The winery will be open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.