Upcoming Events

"Polk’s America" Program Series

The Polk Home will present a free public showing of "James K. Polk, The Dark Horse President," an episode of the Emmy-winning television program A TASTE OF HISTORY, at 7 p.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church adjacent to the Polk Sisters' House.


Spring Membership Luncheon

The James K. Polk Memorial Association's annual membership luncheon and meeting will be held at 12:30 p.m. in the parish hall of St. Peter's Episcopal Church adjacent to the Polk Sisters' House. A garden party on the Polk Home's grounds will precede the luncheon.


Polk Academy Summer History Camp

The 20th year of Polk Academy summer history camp will include two one-week sessions: June 26-30 and July 17-21. Children who have just completed grades 3, 4, and 5 are eligible to attend.


Upcoming Exhibits

For more information on upcoming events or exhibits, please call (931) 388-2354.
The President James K. Polk Home & Museum is excited to announce our first Homeschool History Day!  Have you ever wondered what life was like in Columbia when the Polk family moved into their new brick home in 1816? Tour the Polk Home and the exhibition "West to Prosperity: The Polk Home at 200," and participate in hands-on activity stations around the grounds. Load a wagon for your trip west! Learn how to survey your new land! Make biscuits in the kitchen fireplace! Play 19th century games!
The cost will be $5 per student  One adult per family as well as all children younger than age 6 will receive free admission.  Pre-registration is required with payment on the day of the event.  To register or request additional information, call (931) 388-2354 or send an e-mail messge to  jameskpolk@bellsouth.net.
Groups will cycle through stations set up around the Polk Home. Register up to 20 people together to stay as a group.  SPACE IS LIMITED!  Please register as soon as possible.  


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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