The President James K. Polk Home & Museum

Experience one of the most significant Presidential collections in the U.S.


Don’t miss “Audubon: Nature & Nation” Feb 15, 2020 – May 31, 2020


Spring Activity Days! Bust spring break boredom with fun, hands-on history at the Polk Home!

Walk in Tours Daily.

Join our knowledgeable docents to explore a pivotal time in U.S. history through the stories, and artifacts of our 11th president.

No reservations required for individuals, families, and small groups! Groups of 10 or more, please call to schedule.

Did you know?

Polk’s Presidency was action-packed!

The U.S. grew by three states; the first Women’s Rights Convention was held; the sewing machine, gas lighting, and the rotary printing press were invented, and the Gold Rush began.

Polk’s Presidency was action-packed!

James K. Polk added more land to the United States of America than any other President.

Polk’s Presidency was action-packed!

James and Sarah Polk are both buried on the grounds of the Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville.

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Subscribe to our Podcast: Polk’s America!

Join guest experts as we explore the dynamic times of controversies surrounding the 11th President of the United States.

Thank you, Columbia.

With the support of members from around the country, our dedicated local community has helped to preserve Polk’s legacy, maintain a treasured national landmark, and educate future generations for nearly a century.

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