Upcoming Events

"Polk's America" Lecture Series

Columbia State Community College history professor Dr. Barry Gidcomb will present the free public program "The Bell Witch of Tennessee" at 7 p.m at St. Peter's Episcopal Church adjacent to the Polk Sisters' House.

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"From Plantations to Politics: The Life of Elias Polk"

Polk Home docent Zach Kinslow will present a free public program on President Polk's enslaved body servant Elias at 10 a.m. at Maury County Public Library as part of the current lecture series of the African American Heritage Society of Maury County.

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Opening of "A Delicate Game to Play: James K. Polk's Cabinet"

An original exhibition on President Polk's cabinet will open at Polk Presidential Hall on November 3, 2017 and run through April 1, 2018.

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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.

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Special Exhibit on President Polk’s Cabinet

The next temporary exhibition at Polk Presidential Hall will focus on the men who served in James K. Polk’s cabinet including a future president (James Buchanan), the distinguished historian who established the U.S. Naval Academy (George Bancroft), and the postmaster general who introduced U.S. postage stamps (Cave Johnson). As soon as the exhibit’s opening date has been finalized, it will be posted on this website.

Current Exhibit

Please call (931) 388-2354 for information regarding Polk Presidential Hall exhibits.


Location

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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