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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.
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.
Holiday Exhibition at Polk Presidential Hall
“A Right Happy Christmas”: Holidays in the Polks’ Era is on display in Polk Presidential Hall from November 16, 2018 through January 6, 2019. Featuring artifacts from the Polk Home’s collections including the Polk family Bible and White House china, the exhibition shows how the Polks and other Americans in the 1800s observed the holidays. Visitors can explore the 19th-century roots of many familiar Christmas traditions and learn how President and Mrs. Polk celebrated (or didn’t celebrate) the holidays in Tennessee and the White House.
“A Right Happy Christmas”: Holidays in the Polks’ Era
Nov 16, 2018 – Jan 6, 2019
Featuring artifacts from the Polk Home's collections including the Polk family Bible and White House china, the exhibition shows how the Polks and other Americans in the 1800s observed the holidays.
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.