Upcoming Events

"Polk’s America" Lecture Series

Polk Home curator Tom Price will present the free public program "The Last Days and Burials of James K. Polk" at 7 p.m. in Polk Presidential Hall at 810 S. High Street in downtown Columbia.

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Deadline for Gingerbread House Contest

The James K. Polk Museum Shop will host its fourth annual gingerbread house contest in conjunction with the Maury Christmas Historic Home Tour. Contest entries must be delivered between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on November 29 or 30.

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Maury Christmas Historic Home Tour

The President James K. Polk Home and Museum will be one of ten sites included on the 2017 Maury Christmas Historic Home Tour sponsored by the Maury County APTA.

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Maury Christmas Historic Home Tour

The President James K. Polk Home and Museum will be one of ten sites included on the 2017 Maury Christmas Historic Home Tour sponsored by the Maury County APTA.

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Upcoming Exhibits

For more information on upcoming events or exhibits, please call (931) 388-2354.
 
After nearly a year of record-setting attendance, the President James K. Polk Home's bicentennial exhibition "West to Prosperity: The Polk Home at 200" will close at 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 21.  The exhibit at Polk Presidential Hall shows how early Tennessee settlers like the Polk family cleared wilderness and canebrakes to develop thriving farms and growing towns.  Featured artifacts include early 19th century farm implements, land surveying equipment, blacksmith tools, and an original Conestoga wagon on loan from the Tennessee State Museum.  Earlier this year, "West to Prosperity" received an Award of Excellence from the Tennessee Association of Museums. 
 
Like the Polk Home, Polk Presidential Hall is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Monday- Saturday and from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday.  The admission charge for only the exhibition is $5 per adult and $3 per child.  To include the exhibit with a Polk Home tour, add $2 per person to the site admission fee.  
 
"West to Prosperity" is partly funded by a grant from the Maury County Historical Society.  For additional information, call (931) 388-2354.
 

Location

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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