Upcoming Events

"Polk’s America" Program Series

Dr. Gregory Zieren from Austin Peay State University will present the free public program "Paying for War: How to Win (or Lose) a War in 10 Easy Steps" at 7 p.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church adjacent to the Polk Sisters' House.


Dark Horse Dinner

Inspired by a James K. Polk gubernatorial campaign event in 1838, this fundraising dinner for Polk Association members will be held at Antrim in Columbia from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.


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.

2019 Summer Camps

Polk Home Announces 2019 History Camp Schedule

Spring Break Day Camp

1-day history camp offered on April 3, 4, and 5 for children ages 6–11.

Polk Academy Camp

Week-long history day camp offered on June 10–14 and July 15–19 for children who have just completed 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade.

Curator Camp

Week-long museum day camp offered on June 17–21 and July 22–26 for children who have just completed 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th grade.

For additional information, call (931) 388–2354 or contact Thomas Samuel, Education Coordinator, by email at Thomas@jameskpolk.com.

Current Exhibit

Crafted by Conscience: Material and Belief in Polk's America

Jul 17, 2019 – Sep 30, 2019

This original exhibition on the material culture of religious movements in early 19th century America will run through September 30 at Polk Presidential Hall.



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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