President James K. Polk State Historic Site, Pineville

The President James K. Polk State Historic Site is located on 22 of the original 150 acres owned by Samuel Polk. It was on that land in 1795 that the 11th U.S. President James K. Polk was born. The Polk Family lived on the land until 1806, moving when James was 11 to the Duck River Valley in Tennessee.

The site now consists of a visitor center, with a self-guided museum and film. Tours of the historic area, including reconstructed log cabin and separate kitchen, are available A nature trail and picnic area are also located on site.
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  • An interesting piece of history, small children would probably not stay interested long. I didn’t know much about our 11th president so I was pleased with getting to know more and feeling a connection...  more »
  • I toured this historic location. The inner museum had a lot of history of which I knew very little about President James Polk and his administration. After spending about 30-45 minutes inside, we were...  more »
  • Stopped for a quick visit. Very interesting museum filled with history regarding James K. Polk. Enjoyed the visit and learned a lot about President Polk.  more »
  • Great president established current shape of USA boarder. He deserves much more respect than this..
  • A quick stop but alot of information, if nearby worth the couple of hours to strech the legs
  • Fantastic people. Very neat place to visit
  • Excellent info on a president. Tour guide had excellent knowledge.
  • I wish there were guides available to show the inside on the historically accurate buildings. Otherwise, lots of good information.

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