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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.
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.
Special Exhibit on President Polk’s Cabinet
The next temporary exhibition at Polk Presidential Hall will focus on the men who served in James K. Polk’s cabinet including a future president (James Buchanan), the distinguished historian who established the U.S. Naval Academy (George Bancroft), and the postmaster general who introduced U.S. postage stamps (Cave Johnson). As soon as the exhibit’s opening date has been finalized, it will be posted on this website.
Please call (931) 388-2354 for information regarding Polk Presidential Hall exhibits.
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.