Upcoming Events

"Polk's America" Lecture Series

The free public program "USS James K. Polk (SSBN 645)" will be presented at 7 p.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in downtown Columbia by Ronald Ladd who previously served as Executive Officer and Commanding Officer respectively on the submarines USS Francis Scott Key and USS John C. Calhoun.

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Free Admission Day

The President James K. Polk Home and Museum annually offers free admission from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the first Sunday in November.

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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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