President James K. Polk Home & Museum, Columbia

4.7
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The President James K. Polk Home & Museum is the Presidential Museum for 11th President James K. Polk, located at 301 West 7th Street in Columbia, Tennessee. Built in 1816, it is the only surviving private residence of United States President James K. Polk. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1961, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. As President Polk's primary historic site it is open daily (except select holidays) for guided tours.
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  • We love history, especially historical homes. This home was a true disappointment. With only 2 rooms to tour (both adjoining), and a movie at the beginning, we learned nothing on this tour that could....  more »
  • Tough one to review, as this covid-19 limited tour is really just two rooms and a video introduction in the visitor building. I suspect they need the support, and the guide was a very poised young...  more »
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  • Small home and museum with small grounds. This is the only home preserved where Polk lived other than the White House itself. Pleasant tour. Nice local staff. Nothing at all like The Hermitage home of Andrew Jackson in Nashville. James Polk was the 11th president and deserves more than this modest effort considering he added Oregon, Washington, part of Idaho, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Nevada to the United States. Underrated and rarely discussed very important President. This house and museum definitely worth visiting.
  • Haven't been here since I was a kid in grade school..My gf has never been..today was the day..It was better now that I am older and appreciate history more. Jim did an awesome job with the tour..very informative and took him time with us. Awesome job sir..parking was a snap and the price to tour was very acceptable..dont hesitate, go. Where else can you drive 5 minutes from your house and be in the same room that two former presidents once sat and ate a meal...
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