Upcoming Events

"Polk's America" Lecture Series

Dr. Timothy D. Johnson from Lipscomb University will present a free public program on his new book FOR DUTY AND HONOR: TENNESSEE'S MEXICAN WAR EXPERIENCE at 7 p.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church adjacent to the Polk Sisters' House. He will sign copies of the book afterward.


Deadline for "Art at the Polk" Entries

Entries for the Polk Home's art exhibition and contest must be delivered here by 4 p.m.


Upcoming Exhibits

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

“A Right Happy Christmas”: Holidays in the Polks’ Era is on display in Polk Presidential Hall from November 16, 2018 through January 6, 2019. Featuring artifacts from the Polk Home’s collections including the Polk family Bible and White House china, the exhibition shows how the Polks and other Americans in the 1800s observed the holidays. Visitors can explore the 19th-century roots of many familiar Christmas traditions and learn how President and Mrs. Polk celebrated (or didn’t celebrate) the holidays in Tennessee and the White House.


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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