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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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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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lot to learn about a president i did not know anything about

has a lot of information on both the president and his wife. polk hall is beatiful in side and different outside. furnishings from there life in tennessee and washington, d.c... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Fulton, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Because James Polk and "the Conquest of California" is such a big part of Monterey Walking Tours I made the visit to learn more about the President. Instead it' s more about the house itself. Other than the White House this home is the only remaining residence of Polk. It's his boyhood home, with some furnishings from other residences. The... More 

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Fulton, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

has a lot of information on both the president and his wife. polk hall is beatiful in side and different outside. furnishings from there life in tennessee and washington, d.c. there is a gift shop. formal gardens are great to visit. we enjoyed the stop.

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Hazelwood, MO (St. Louis)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

as I am very interested in history, when I saw the brochure for the Polk house I knew I would have to visit. There is a small museum and a short video film of his life. You are given a guided tour of the house he lived in as a child. The young lady that was our guide was very... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I knew nothing about President James K. Polk before I toured his home, but left with a great appreciation for his short but eventful time as president. Tour guides are knowledgeable and enthusiastic. If you enjoy visiting historic homes, this is worth your time.

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Oakland, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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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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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
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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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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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Additional Information about James K. Polk House

Address: Address: 301 West 7th Street, Columbia, TN 38402
Phone Number: 931 388 2354
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Columbia
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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