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President James K. Polk State Historic Site, Pineville

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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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  • This was an in planned stop. My wife and I saw the sign and stopped in. There is a very nice museum with period displays. A documentary provides a lot of information on President Polk. There is a guid...  more »
  • If you are a history buff or have children that you'd like to educate in a perfectly preserved environment or even have friends form out of town and are looking for something different to do and enjoy...  more »
  • Dropped in for a quick visit. Small museum. Replica homes based on time period and style in the location. Staff was knowledgeable and friendly. Can see everything with your in around an hour at no cos...  more »
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  • 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
  • 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.
  • An informative piece of American history for an often overlooked president. Enjoy!