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.
TEMPORARY CLOSURE- The President James K. Polk Home and Museum is temporarily closed to the public in response to medical authorities' advice to fight the spread of COVID-19 by discouraging "social gathering" and discretionary travel.
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…
“Audubon: Nature & Nation” At Polk Presidential Hall
The current exhibition at Polk Presidential Hall focuses on 19th century artist and naturalist John James Audubon, and includes twelve original prints from his famous publication BIRDS OF AMERICA.