Upcoming Events

"Polk’s America" Program Series

Polk Home docent Benjamin Livengood will present the free public program "The President's Daughter: The Life of Sarah 'Polk' Fall" at 7 p.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church adjacent to the Polk Sisters' House

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Spring Break Day Camp

The President James K. Polk Home will host one-day history camps from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on April 3, 4, and 5 during the spring break for Maury County public schools.

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Spring Break Day Camp

The President James K. Polk Home will host one-day history camps from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on April 3, 4, and 5 during the spring break for Maury County public schools.

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Spring Break Day Camp

The President James K. Polk Home will host one-day history camps from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on April 3, 4, and 5 during the spring break for Maury County public schools.

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Bloodys & Biscuits

Guests will enjoy bloody marys, ham biscuits, and live music in the Polk Home's gardens before the start of Columbia's Mule Day parade.

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Upcoming Exhibits

Apr 5, 2019 – Sep 30, 2019

Crafted by Conscience: Material and Belief in Polk’s America

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

The temporary exhibition "A Delicate Game to Play: James K. Polk's Cabinet" focuses on the eight men (six original appointees and two replacements) who filled the six cabinet level positions in the Polk administration from 1845 to 1849.   Except for Secretary of State James Buchanan who was later elected as the 15th U.S. president, these men are mostly forgotten.  All were able executives, however, and greatly contributed to the success of Polk's presidency.  Among their accomplishments were treaties that added nearly one million square miles of U.S. territory, tariff reform, the creation of the independent treasury system, prosecution of America’s first foreign war, the formation of the U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, and important reforms to the postal system.  The exhibit features historical artifacts and documents that illustrate these accomplishments.

"A Delicate Game to Play" will run through April 1, 2018.  Exhibit tickets are available at the Polk Home's front desk for $5 per adult and $3 per child  Guests who buy Polk Home admission tickets may see the exhibition for an extra $2.
 

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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