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.
"Polk's America" Lecture Series
Dr. Amy S. Greenberg, a nationally recognized scholar of 19th century American history, will discuss her new book LADY FIRST: THE WORLD OF FIRST LADY SARAH POLK at 7 p.m. at Polk Presidential Hall. She will sign copies afterward.
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…
Public Invited to Participate in “Art at the Polk”
The President James K. Polk Home invites artists of all ages to submit entries to "Art at the Polk," an exhibition of visual art inspired by the Polk Home, its collections, or the lives of James and Sarah Polk. The entries must be delivered here by January 28.