Upcoming Events

"Polk’s America" Lecture Series

Historian Russell Hooper will present the free public program "Commander Matthew Fontaine Maury and the Founding of the United States Naval Academy" at 7 p.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church adjacent to the Polk Sisters' House.


Bloodys & Biscuits

The Polk Home will serve ham biscuits and bloody marys in our gardens from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. before Columbia's Mule Day parade.


Homeschool History Day

Homeschoolers are invited to participate in this special event that includes a site tour as well as participatory activities that relate to Tennessee frontier life.


Upcoming Exhibits

For more information on upcoming events or exhibits, please call (931) 388-2354.

The President James K. Polk Home and Museum annually offers half-price admission on Presidents' Day weekend (Saturday- Monday).  On Saturday and Monday, the site is open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  The Sunday hours are 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. 

The Polk Home also offers half-price or free admission on other special occasions including free admission for mothers on Mother's Day, for fathers on Father's Day, for veterans and active personnel of the U.S. Armed Forces on Veterans Day, and for everyone on the first Sunday in November (to celebrate President Polk's birthday).  For additional information, call (931) 388-2354.


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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