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" Program Series
Dr. Erik Schmeller from Tennessee State University will present the free public program "Conspiracy, Slavery, and the Great American Land Pirate" at 7 p.m. at Maury County Public Library in downtown Columbia. Afterward, guests will walk to Polk Presidential Hall for a brief gallery tour of the exhibit "Crafted by Conscience" led by Polk Home curator Candice Candeto.
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…