Upcoming Events

Homeschool History Day

Homeschool students and parents are invited to participate in this educational event that includes a Polk Home tour as well as activities that relate to life in early 19th century America. Advance reservations are required.

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"En Plein Air" Watercolor Class

Instructors from Little Art House in Nashville will lead a watercolor painting class in the Polk Home's gardens from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.

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James K. Polk Memorial Ball

The James K. Polk Memorial Association's biennial ball will be held at the home of Bob Doyle and Alexandra von Hoffmann in Williamsport, TN from 6 p.m. until midnight.

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Upcoming Exhibits

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

The President James K. Polk Home and Museum annually observes Father's Day by offering free admission to fathers.  The main house was built in 1816 by Samuel Polk, the president's father.  The two-story Federal-style building was a reflection of Samuel's success as a surveyor on the Tennessee frontier.  In addition to a guided tour of the 1816 house, admission includes self-guided visits to the adjacent Sisters' House museum, the detached kitchen buiding, and the gardens.

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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