Upcoming Events

Polk Academy Summer History Camp

The 20th year of Polk Academy summer history camp will include two one-week sessions: June 26-30 and July 17-21. Children who have just completed grades 3, 4, and 5 are eligible to attend. Enrollment is full for the June week, but we are still accepting campers for the July week.

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"Polk’s America" Program Series

Polk Home director John Holtzapple will present the free public program "Summer Road Trip: James K. Polk's 1847 Tour of the Northeast" at 7 p.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church adjacent to the Polk Sisters' House.

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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.

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Special Exhibit Commemorates Polk Home Bicentennial

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Polk Home’s construction, the original exhibit “West to Prosperity: The Polk Home at 200” shows how the Polks and other frontier families transformed Tennessee wilderness and canebrakes into thriving farms and growing towns. The exhibit features period artifacts including a Conestoga wagon and re-created historical scenes such as a law office and a blacksmith shop.

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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