Upcoming Events

"Polk’s America" Lecture Series

Historian Russell Hooper will present the free public program "Commander Matthew Fontaine Maury and the Founding of the United States Naval Academy" at 7 p.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church adjacent to the Polk Sisters' House.


Bloodys & Biscuits

The Polk Home will serve ham biscuits and bloody marys in our gardens from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. before Columbia's Mule Day parade.


Homeschool History Day

Homeschoolers are invited to participate in this special event that includes a site tour as well as participatory activities that relate to Tennessee frontier life.


Upcoming Exhibits

For more information on upcoming events or exhibits, please call (931) 388-2354.

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.


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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