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James K. Polk House

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Address: 301 West 7th Street, Columbia, TN 38402
Phone Number: 931 388 2354
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History at its FINEST

Beautiful old home, but the gardens out back are most impressive. It seems like they go on forever...full of statues, fountains, perfectly manicured EVERYTHING.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Lenny B
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Oakland, Tennessee
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Oakland, Tennessee
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85 reviews 85 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Beautiful old home, but the gardens out back are most impressive. It seems like they go on forever...full of statues, fountains, perfectly manicured EVERYTHING.

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Newnan, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Our Family visited the Polk House and was very impressed with the accomplishments of President Polk. The movie was very informative. The house was average in interest. Our tour guide was very interesting and did a good job. Allow about 1 hour for the visit.

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Haddon Heights, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

As a stalker of dead presidents, I took my family to the Polk ancestral home and enjoyed the only remaining collection of the 11th President. His clothes, his writings, his campaign materials, and gifts from dignitaries and local craftsmen alike all on display. A must see for any presidential history enthusiast.

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Bee Spring, Kentucky
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

There is a video that gives a quick overview of the history of the house and President Polk. A small museum shows a timeline of his life. The tour of the home includes two floors. We really enjoyed our visit because the tour guide took the time to explain everything and answer all of our questions. He was wonderful. After... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I loved the history steeped in this place. It was very enjoyable. Seeing how things worked back then, with the kitchen separated from the rest of the home to prevent fires. I really liked the sundial in the beautiful garden too.

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Ohio
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404 reviews 404 reviews
197 attraction reviews
373 helpful votes 373 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We were driving back from Lynchburg to Franklin and decided to swing by. I have to say, for $10 we were very disappointed. The house is nice and the tour was fine, but compared to the $15 for Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, this was robbery. If you are around, feel free to stop, however, I would not go out of my... More 

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Columbus
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139 reviews 139 reviews
69 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We found ourselves in Columbia on a side trip off the Natchez Trace. We hit a GREAT coffee shop (and wow, am I picky about coffee), Muletown where they were roasting away. How I love a quirky coffee shop manned by a coffee freak! My husband, a presidential NUT, wanted to visit the Polk house. Now, we travel a lot... More 

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Meridian, Mississippi
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Loved the beautiful house with "pocket doors" and furnished with so many of the Polk family's belongings. Also, next door was an amazing "Sugar Cabinet" display.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is the seventh Presidential home I have visited and is very impressive. The short video and tour by a very informative docent was exceptional. Polk is not one of our more talked about presidents, but his presidency was very important to the growth of our country. He was a very hard working president, taking only 27 days vacation in... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

So I decided to drive over to Columbia to see the Polk House on a whim, I am very pleased I did. I love seeing Presidential sites, so this was a perfect spot. The tour guide was very informed, and answered all of my questions very well. I was the only one on the tour so I got to take... More 

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