Upcoming Events

"Polk’s America" Lecture Series

Dr. Kenneth Vickers from Martin Methodist College will present the free public program "Ways West: The Santa Fe and Overland Trails" at 7 p.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church adjacent to the Polk Sisters' House.


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.

A Delicate Game

A Delicate Game to Play: James K. 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).


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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