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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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Great Historical Home

This is the only surviving home of our 11th president, James K. Polk. Situated on 1.9 acres in downtown Columbia, Tennessee, this is a must visit for history buffs. Your ticket... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the only surviving home of our 11th president, James K. Polk. Situated on 1.9 acres in downtown Columbia, Tennessee, this is a must visit for history buffs. Your ticket price includes a guided tour of the main house. You can visit the gardens, kitchen, Polk Presidential Hall, and visitors center in your own. Ticket prices are $10 for... More 

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Zirconia, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Adding to my understanding of American presidents this is where Polk grew up. The 45 minute drive down from Brentwood through some scenic farm lands is quite pleasing. The House well preserved and carries some interesting original portrait paintings of the Polk family. A small museum is adjacent. The home offers insight into this effective able President and the docent... More 

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Thank Rod P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the tour. Our tour guide was great. I can not remember his name now. He was so informative. My son is 12 and has been to several historical home tours and he says this is the best one as far as the tour goes.

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Thank dasg23
Brentwood, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour guide was super! The home is great, but the history behind it is much better. Well worth our visit to Columbia!

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Thank daveallen02
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting piece of history. The home is 200 years old and includes original furnishings. The tour guide was very good and enjoyed talking about the home and answering questions. If your in Columbia take time to learn about our 11th president

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Thank Sheila R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

I try to visit many Presidential sites and this house was on par with most others I've toured. A nice and simple museum is located next to the house and that is where you purchase the tickets and where the gift shop is located. Staff was very kind and the tour was very informative. It's always nice to not only... More 

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Thank John H
Spring Hill, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This is the boyhood home of President James Knox Polk which turns 200 years old this year. Most of the items in the house are originally owned. Fascinating tour. Our tour guide pointed out most individual items and gave a small history on them so we learned a lot. The additional museum was worth the extra money to see his... More 

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Thank lagiant
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Although this is not the house James K Polk lived in with his wife it is the only home still standing minus the White House that Polk lived in. It actually is/was his parents house once they moved into the city of Columbia. The furnishings and some of the light fixtures are actual pieces Mr. and Mrs Polk bought/had including... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

James K. Polk, our 11th President and one of only 3 Presidents who made their homes and careers in Tennessee (though all were from other states originally), was the third-to-last President born in the 18th century, the first to be photographed while in office, the President during the Mexican War, a champion of westward expansion, the only former Speaker of... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Took a trip to the James K.Polk Home in Columbia Tennessee.This is one of the great hidden treasures people don't realize exist. The home sits just off the square it has a lot of the original furnishings from President Polk's era. My tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about President Polk with tons of trivia you don't learn about in the... More 

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