Upcoming Events

Polk Academy

The first week of our 21st year of summer history camp will be June 25-29. Camp will last from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. daily.

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Polk Academy

The second week of our history camp this summer will be July 9-13. Camp will last from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. daily.

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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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