In accordance with the Governor's recommendations outlined in the Tennessee Pledge, the President James K. Polk Home & Museum is reopening to the public on Tuesday, May 26, returning to regular operating hours. Some aspects of tour structure have been changed to ensure the safety of our guests, staff, and community.
What to Expect
Limited areas of the site may remain closed at this time. Guides have adjusted their tours to ensure we still share our full story with each visitor.
No more than 10 people will be allowed in a single building at one time. If you have a larger group, be prepared to split up or call ahead for details on your tour options.
High-touch surfaces will be disinfected after each group or every hour, whichever comes first.
The staff members who greet you at the Visitor Center will be wearing a mask. We encourage our guests to do the same, although face coverings are not required at this time.
First & Second Floors of the Polk Home
Gardens and Grounds
Polk Presidential Hall
We're confident that we can continue to share the site and its story with our guests in an engaging, meaningful, and most of all, safe manner. We're committed to your safety, and ask that all guests do their part to create a safe environment for everyone.
Make History. Stop the Spread.
Wash your hands and use sanitizing stations throughout the site.
Read all safety signs and follow instructions given by staff.
Maintain six feet or more between your party and other guests at all times.
If you answer "yes" to one or more of the following questions, do not visit the Museum at this time.
Have you been in close contact with a confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
Are you experiencing a cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat?