Upcoming Events

"Polk's America" Lecture Series

Columbia State Community College history professor Dr. Barry Gidcomb will present the free public program "The Bell Witch of Tennessee" at 7 p.m at St. Peter's Episcopal Church adjacent to the Polk Sisters' House.


"From Plantations to Politics: The Life of Elias Polk"

Polk Home docent Zach Kinslow will present a free public program on President Polk's enslaved body servant Elias at 10 a.m. at Maury County Public Library as part of the current lecture series of the African American Heritage Society of Maury County.


Opening of "A Delicate Game to Play: James K. Polk's Cabinet"

An original exhibition on President Polk's cabinet will open at Polk Presidential Hall on November 3, 2017 and run through April 1, 2018.


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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