Visit the Polk Home

United States of America, 1844.

The nation is moving west. Tensions over slavery are escalating. Technology, religion, and politics are rapidly changing. Through it all a uniquely American story is unfolding: shaped by his childhood on the frontier, James K. Polk becomes the President to push the United States to the Pacific.

Learn about a fascinating and pivotal time in U.S. history through the life and legacy of our 11th President. Our docents are passionate about history and this community, and ready to lead you on an educational journey through the Polk Home. Then explore the Sisters’ House, Polk Presidential Exhibit Hall, Garden, and Kitchen. Bring your questions and your curiosity!

Museum Hours

Monday–Saturday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday, 1 p.m.–5 p.m.

Monday–Saturday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sunday, 1 p.m.–5 p.m.

January 1, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day,
December 24–25

Tour Admission

Tickets are available at our Visitor Center.

Adult (19-59)
Senior (60+)
Youth (6-18)
Children Under 6
Family Price (the maximum charge for parents and their children ages 6-18)
Veterans/Active Members of US armed forces, college students, and AAA members
$12 (discounted rate)

Exhibit-Only Tickets to Polk Presidential Hall

Adult/Senior (19+)
Child/Youth (6-18)
President James K. Polk Home and Museum

Free parking is available in the lot across 7th Street or along High Street on the east side of the main house in designated spaces along High Street on the east side of the Polk Home, or in the Maury County Visitors Bureau lot across West 7th Street.

Educators: Let’s plan a field trip that fits.

We can customize our student tour to your curriculum – start planning with us now!


The Polk Home is accessible to guests of all abilities.

Make a day of it in Columbia!

The President James K. Polk Home and Museum is located in the heart of downtown Columbia, Tennessee, just a block from the historic Maury County courthouse square and plenty of one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants. When you finish your tour, stick around for a big dose of small-town charm.

Visit Maury - Downtown Columbia TN

Named a “Best Small Town” by Southern Living Magazine!

Check out some of our neighbors:

319 W 7th St

Muletown Coffee Roasters
23 Public Square

Columbia Arts Building
307 W 11th St

Duck River Books
12 Public Square

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