Upcoming Events

Voices of the Past

In collaboration with Watershed Public Theatre, the Polk Home will offer special evening tours featuring costumed interpreters portraying widowed First Lady Sarah Polk and other Polk family members.


"Polk's America" Program Series

Dr. James Senefeld will present the free public program "The Unusual Career of Emperor Norton I of California" at 7 p.m.at St. Peter's Episcopal Church adjacent to the Polk Sisters' House in downtown Columbia.


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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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.


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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