The President James K. Polk Home & Museum

Experience one of the most significant Presidential collections in the United States

Exhibits

“Audubon: Nature & Nation” is now extended through August 2!

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!

Three states were added to the Union: Texas, Iowa, and Wisconsin.

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.

Polk’s presidency was action-packed!

The United States Naval Academy, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Department of the Interior were created.

Listen to our podcast!

Join guest experts as we explore the dynamic life and times of 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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The Polk Home & Museum will temporarily close starting August 17 for HVAC upgrades. We anticipate the closure to last three weeks but will update as work progresses.