Upcoming Events

"Polk’s America" Program Series

The Polk Home will present a free public showing of "James K. Polk, The Dark Horse President," an episode of the Emmy-winning television program A TASTE OF HISTORY, at 7 p.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church adjacent to the Polk Sisters' House.


Spring Membership Luncheon

The James K. Polk Memorial Association's annual membership luncheon and meeting will be held at 12:30 p.m. in the parish hall of St. Peter's Episcopal Church adjacent to the Polk Sisters' House. A garden party on the Polk Home's grounds will precede the luncheon.


Polk Academy Summer History Camp

The 20th year of Polk Academy summer history camp will include two one-week sessions: June 26-30 and July 17-21. Children who have just completed grades 3, 4, and 5 are eligible to attend.


Upcoming Exhibits

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

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Polk Home’s construction, the original exhibit “West to Prosperity: The Polk Home at 200” shows how the Polks and other frontier families transformed Tennessee wilderness and canebrakes into thriving farms and growing towns. The exhibit features period artifacts including a Conestoga wagon and re-created historical scenes such as a law office and a blacksmith shop.


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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