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President James K. Polk Home & Museum

301 W 7th St, Columbia, TN 38401-3132
+1 931-388-2354
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Great place to visit

Nice way to learn about President James K Polk and his family. A neat place to stop if in the... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
Atlanta, Georgia

Step back in time and visit this historical home. It's well maintained, the grounds are well kept... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
Columbia, Tennessee, United States
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301 W 7th St, Columbia, TN 38401-3132
+1 931-388-2354
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Nice way to learn about President James K Polk and his family. A neat place to stop if in the Columbia area.

Thank PeachBelle8288
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Step back in time and visit this historical home. It's well maintained, the grounds are well kept (great for photo ops). Kids love it and adults enjoy it too. Great place to visit on a rainy day too!

Thank SLEACH72002
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

A very informative visit to our 11th president's home. The small admission fee is well worth it. We had a docent (Jim) who has a passion for what he does. It was great to learn about Polk who acquired most of the western US as...More

Thank David N
Reviewed 11 September 2017

I really didn't know or remember much about President Polk so I didn't expect much from this tour. The first thing that impressed me was the enthusiasm exhibited by two of the docents. I have been on many tours and usually the docents almost seem...More

Thank inn-trepid
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The James K. Polk Home is worth visiting. The tour doesn't take very long but is full of interesting facts and folklore.

Thank LoneTravelerFl
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Anytime I can combine two of my passions - old homes and history - together, I am thrilled. That is what the c tour of the James K. Polk house was for me. Our tour guide spoke very fast trying to get everything in, but...More

Thank Shelly H
Reviewed 30 August 2017

First, a great thank you to my tour guide "Benjamin" and the two ladies. Most president's houses are a temple to the president. The tour guides and historians chose to present President Polk as a human being with strengths and weaknesses.

1  Thank Texas_Travel_1
Reviewed 28 August 2017

My friend and I stopped at Polk’s Ancestral Home and quite enjoyed the very informative tour. Our tour guide was Helena who was quite informative about Polk’s life and answered every question we had. There was no rushing the tour and we loved we were...More

Thank littleedward
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

It is a very nice place to visit with many artifacts from the 11th president. It is well taken care of and staff was very informative. Would highly recommend for a like minded history buff like us.

Thank Daniel L
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I would say if you arent into presidential history this probably wouldnt do much for you(its a little out of the way for most), but I am and truly enjoyed visiting Polk's only surviving home. The curator, I believe his name was Tom, as well...More

1  Thank Cory C
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