James K. Polk expanded the borders of the United States to the Pacific Ocean, added three states to the Union, started the Naval Academy, commissioned the Washington Monument, and issued the first postage stamp. Read More…
Docents with a passion for history and community lead individual or group tours daily.
The Polk Home offers special programs for a wide audience.
This museum hosts a series of original and traveling exhibits that relate to the U.S. Presidency and American culture during James K. Polk’s lifetime.
Presidents' Day Weekend
The President James K. Polk Home annually offers half-price admission on Presidents' Day weekend (Saturday- Monday). "Audubon: Nature & Nation," our new temporary exhibition, will be included with admission. Monday's hours will be 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
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. Read more…
Dark Horse Dinner Scheduled for September 21
“40 fat sheep, 40 fine shoats, 6 beeves, 300 pounds fine ham, bread & vegetables without limit, the generous juice of the grape, whisky, & old cognac”
The 1838 feast that launched James K. Polk’s campaign for Governor of Tennessee (described above) is the inspiration for a fundraising dinner to benefit the President James K. Polk Home and Museum.