Upcoming Events

"Polk’s America" Lecture Series

Polk Home docent Zacharie Kinslow will present the free public program "Welcome? Antebellum Citizenship Law and the American Response" at 7 p.m. at Polk Presidential Hall.

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Presidents' Day Weekend

In recognition of Presidents' Day weekend, the Polk Home will offer half-price admission from Saturday, February 18 through Monday, February 20.

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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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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

West to Prosperity: The Polk Home at 200

May 27, 2016 – May 21, 2017

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Polk Home’s construction. The exhibit features period artifacts including a Conestoga wagon and re-created historical scenes such as a law office and a blacksmith shop.

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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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