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President James K. Polk State Historic Site

Hours

Closed
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Closed
Tue-Sat
9AM-5PM

Location

Pineville

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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, historic log cabins, a nature trail, a family cemetery, and the original monument erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution at the site. 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, take advantage of the picnic area, and explore the family cemetery with beautifully-carved tombstones from the 18th century.

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Diana Freytag

6 months ago

Went in for a music and dance event. It was fun but way too warm, and not enough shadow. They had live folk music, food, beer and games for the kids. It was nice . We also visit the little space where there is an exhibition about president Polk. I found the exhibition not very informative, I couldnt follow a history line easily. I wish they had people making guide visits . The parking was $5 per car , and we didnt had to pay to enter. People were very nice. There was 2 cabins on is possible to see how people lived back then .

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Courtnie Weaver

a month ago

This is a really fun place to go, especially if you want to walk around and learn about the past. We spent a little over an hour there but we did not hike any trails. They have a cute little museum with all sorts of fun old times games! I would definitely come back to walk the trails!!

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Rocket Man

2 months ago

New walking/ bike riding trails. Museum on-site. Wood fences finished and unfinished. Shaded areas. Benches along the trails. Creeks and small waterfall ripples long the edges. Haven't visited the entire site yet but I can tell it's a joy.

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Andy D

2 months ago

Visited this place for trail walk. Sugar creek trail extended till this place. This new trail connects from this historical place to i485 which further goes till Tyvola road. This is really nice trail. And this place is good for walking and biking. The historic visitor center is also good for the kids to visit.

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Margot Payne

a month ago

Haven't been in years. Glad to see access from the greenway now. Maybe more people will visit and donate.

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