Upcoming Events

"Polk’s America" Lecture Series

Polk Home docent and educator Zacharie Kinslow will present the free public program "Making the World's First Superstar: Charles Stratton, P. T. Barnum, and the Birth of Modern Celebrity" at 7 p.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church adjacent to the Polk Sisters' House.

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James K. Polk Memorial Ball

The James K. Polk Memorial Association's biennial ball will be held at the home of Bob Doyle and Alexandra von Hoffmann in Williamsport, TN from 6 p.m. until midnight.

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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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Petition for the Relocation of Polk’s Tomb

In response to a grassroots campaign and recommendations from Polk family members, the James K. Polk Memorial Association is studying the feasibility of moving the tomb and remains of President and Mrs. Polk from Nashville to the Polk Home’s grounds in Columbia. Click here to see our petition to the Tennessee Historical Commission.

Polk Academy 2018

Polk Academy 2018

The Polk Home’s summer history camp will be held during the weeks of June 25-29 and July 9-13. Children who have just completed 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade are eligible to attend.

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Current Exhibit

Please call (931) 388-2354 for information regarding Polk Presidential Hall exhibits.


Location

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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