Upcoming Events

Homeschool History Day

Homeschool students and parents are invited to participate in this educational event that includes a Polk Home tour as well as activities that relate to life in early 19th century America. Advance reservations are required.


"En Plein Air" Watercolor Class

Instructors from Little Art House in Nashville will lead a watercolor painting class in the Polk Home's gardens from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.


James K. Polk Memorial Ball

The James K. Polk Memorial Association's biennial ball will be held at the home of Bob Doyle and Alexandra von Hoffmann in Williamsport, TN from 6 p.m. until midnight.


Upcoming Exhibits

For more information on upcoming events or exhibits, please call (931) 388-2354.
The President James K. Polk Home and Museum will host another history activity day for homeschool students and parents on Thursday, August 23.  The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end by noon.  Admission will include the site's new introductory film, a Polk Home tour, and "activity stations" featuring open hearth cooking, 19th century games, period music, and more.
One adult per family as well as all children younger than age 6 will receive free admission.  The cost for older children and other accompanying adults will be $5 per person.  Advance reservations are necessary.  To make a reservation or request additional information, please call (931) 388-2354 or send an email messge to  jameskpolk@bellsouth.net.


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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