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James K. Polk House

301 West 7th Street, Columbia, TN 38402
931 388 2354
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Houston, Texas
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166 reviews 166 reviews
58 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We enjoyed looking at the "FIRST LIST" during his presidency, so many interesting things. The main house is the only surviving residence of Pres. James Polk, other than the White House. Built in 1816 by his father Samuel. While James was attending the University of N.C. When he graduated in 1818 he returned to Tennessee and stayed here with his... More

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Danville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It has been a week ago today that my wife an di decided to get off I-65 and take a side trip to the Polk home. Very well maintained and tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly, Downtown Columbia presents a quaint active small town with considerable charm. Many original articles of furniture owned by the Polks. Many will be surprised... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Excellent tour of a relatively small house. 4 rooms upstairs /. 4 down. It does however have quite a few unique items that can be seen elsewhere. I very cozy tour, excellent guide, and if you can get the ear of the curator that has been there for 18 years you can get an insight from a true expert. The... More

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McEwen, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Visiting the Polk home was very interesting. I had 5 children with me ages 7 to 14 and we all had a great time. Our guide, Barbara was wonderful and very knowledgeable.

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I visited the President James K. Polk Home & Museum on Monday morning, July 7, 2014. The tour guide was highly knowledgeable, genuine, enthusiastic and friendly and he provided a thorough explanation of the history of President Polk and of the home and items we saw during the tour. The tour guide was outstanding, as was the museum and the... More

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San Diego, California
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16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

James K. Polk is not the most widely known of the American Presidents, but served during a monumental period in the nation's history. His ancestral home is located in Columbia, Tennessee (about 50 miles south of Nashville). It is well worth an hour to 90 minutes to visit if you are in the middle Tennessee area. The Polk home is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Touring the Polk Home was very good and informative. It takes about 1 hour and well worth the time. EricD.

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Keizer, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

On the way from Memphis to Nashville we stopped in Columbia to visit the President James K. Polk Ancestral Home. This is the house he lived in with his parents after law school and prior to being married. It is a beautiful two story house and many of the furnishings are from his home he had later in life and... More

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Jackson, Tennessee
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This was an excellent tour that began with a video giving a historical background. The docent was well versed on the time period and family history.

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Smyrna Tn
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

if you like history and beautiful houses this is for you. The house is located in the heart of Columbia. The tour is very short but it's worth to get to experience the history and well being of Polk and his term as a president. If you want a good deal get the family package for 25.00 you save some... More

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