President James K. Polk Home & Museum, Columbia

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The President James K. Polk Home & Museum is the presidential museum for the eleventh president of the United States, James K. Polk, and is located at 301 West 7th Street in Columbia, Tennessee. Built in 1816, it is the only surviving private residence of United States President James K. Polk. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1961, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. As President Polk's primary historic site it is open daily (except select holidays) for guided tours.

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  • If your in the Nashville area, add this to your list. Tour guide, was excellent. President Polk was a one term president who completed his agenda during this term. His accomplishments were...  more »
  • This was a great visit. We leaned so much from the 45 minute house tour & the museum. Our tour guide did an excellent job of explaining the house & the lives of President Polk & his wife. If you.....  more »
  • Small home and museum with small grounds. This is the only home preserved where Polk lived other than the White House itself. Pleasant tour. Nice local staff. Nothing at all like The Hermitage home of Andrew Jackson in Nashville. James Polk was the 11th president and deserves more than this modest effort considering he added Oregon, Washington, part of Idaho, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Nevada to the United States. Underrated and rarely discussed very important President. This house and museum definitely worth visiting.
  • Haven't been here since I was a kid in grade school..My gf has never was the day..It was better now that I am older and appreciate history more. Jim did an awesome job with the tour..very informative and took him time with us. Awesome job sir..parking was a snap and the price to tour was very acceptable..dont hesitate, go. Where else can you drive 5 minutes from your house and be in the same room that two former presidents once sat and ate a meal...

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