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President James K. Polk State Historic Site, Pineville

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web
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 is a nice small site= worth stopping. History buffs will really enjoy it. Friendly staff greeted as we arrived inside the museum building. The museum housed some nice exhibits displaying artifact...  read more »
  • Very informative tour of one of our lesser known presidents. Enjoyed the guides talk and tour of the Polk homestead and museum. 
  • A short visit to the James K Polk birthplace is great for kids of any ages. The houses show just how lucky modern folks are with changes. There is plenty of open space for picnics, running around, cra...  read more »
  • Visited on a Saturday, it is worth spending 1 -2 hours at the museum and the site. They also have picnic tables along the sides.
  • Well managed and picturesque historical site with a concise history of James Polk. Our tour guide, Angela, was very knowledgeable and helpful. A great way to spend a few hours.
  • Worth a visit if you're local, or in the area. It's free, won't take long, and it's part of our history.
  • Full scale replica buildings, a decent museum and historical film and the Polk family cemetery await your arrival at this North Carolina gem of a state park. There's no visitor fee although there's a donation kiosk which I gladly contributed to. On site park rangers guide you into the replica buildings spending a good amount of time explaining Polk's earlier 'simple' way of life. This is an excellent way to kill a hour or two while in the area.
  • Weather was great and the site was clean and beautifully
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