Upcoming Events

Pickin' for the Polk

This year's fundraising concert will feature the Cleverlys and be held at 7:30 p.m. at Venue Tenn in downtown Columbia.


Bloodys and Biscuits

Guests will enjoy ham biscuits, bloody marys, and musical entertainment in the Polk Home's gardens before the start of Columbia's Mule Day parade.


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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Coming Soon: “Sweet and Secure: Tennessee Sugar Chests”

There are few decorative furniture pieces that hail only from the South. The sugar chest is one. In the 19th century, sugar was a valuable commodity to be treasured, measured, and secured. Skilled craftsmen built sugar chests to house this sweetest of life’s staples. “Sweet and Secure: Tennessee Sugar Chests” will look at this important piece of furniture in 19th-century Southern food culture.  The exhibit will open on February 13 at Polk Presidential Hall.

Current Exhibit

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.

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