Upcoming Events

"Polk's America" Lecture Series

The free public program "USS James K. Polk (SSBN 645)" will be presented at 7 p.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in downtown Columbia by Ronald Ladd who previously served as Executive Officer and Commanding Officer respectively on the submarines USS Francis Scott Key and USS John C. Calhoun.


Free Admission Day

The President James K. Polk Home and Museum annually offers free admission from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the first Sunday in November.


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.

Polk Academy 2018

Polk Academy 2018

The Polk Home’s summer history camp will be held during the weeks of June 25-29 and July 9-13. Children who have just completed 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade are eligible to attend.


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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