The President James K. Polk State Historic Site is located on 21 of the original 150 acres given to Samuel Polk and his bride Jane Knox after their marriage in 1794. The Polk Family lived on the land until 1806, moving when James was 11 to the Duck River Valley in Tennessee.
The site now consists of a visitor center, with a self-guided museum and film. Guided tours of the historic area are conducted daily. The site is also a wonderful place to enjoy the tranquil beauty of nature just off the highway. Walk our short nature trail and explore the family cemetery with tombstones from the 18th century. To visit President James K. Polk State Historic Site on your holiday in Pineville, and find out what else Pineville has to offer, use our Pineville.
President James K. Polk State Historic Site Reviews
We visited on a rainy January day but the staff made us feel welcome. James Polk was the 11th president of the United States, serving from 1845 to 1849. I wish it hadn't rained so hard or I would... more »
It was informative and interesting to learn more about President Polk. Really enjoyed my visit. Would recommend. more »
We all enjoy history and had to admit we knew very little about our 11th president. We caught the tail and of the film which was informative without being to dry. The museum itself is quite small but contained many great artifacts. The highlight for me was the guided tour with our guide Rochelle. She was an absolute delight!! She shared a wealth of information and kept it interesting. It is clear she is very knowledgeable about the history but gave us so much insight on daily life during that time period.
What a great little treasure so close to Ballantyne! We did a tour and he walked us through the houses and was so knowledgeable. I absolutely loved the displays and seeing what life was like as a middle class farmer. I think it would have been cool to have a spindle with cotton to spin in the gift shop instead of wool, since they primarily grew cotton. Definitely come check out this historic site!
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