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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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  • Like me, I imagine few people know much about our 11th president. This is a great place to start to get to know about him, his political career, his family and the early history of this part of North ...  more »
  • Excellent place, tucked in the middle of urban sprawl. A refreshing step back in time and great for field trips. 
  • Arrived at 9 am and staff was just opening up, staff explain were this were and when different things started. 
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  • It's a small site but it's free. The place operates based on donations and volunteers, all of whom are friendly. When I say small I mean you can expect to spend an hour to 45 minutes to see everything. There are tours that go out frequently but they do only last around 15 minutes at most. If you're nearby or passing by it's not a bad place to stop and see the birthplace of the most important pre civil war president.
  • Fantastic State Historic Site w/ a living history exhibit, tours, short film, and museum on the life of out nations 11th President, James K. Polk. Lots of annual activities, including the November 5th Birthday bash.
  • 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.