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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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  • 今天到了美国第一十一届总统詹姆斯的出生地,这里不大,1795年詹姆斯的爷爷买的,最早种植棉花烟叶和伐木,生了10个小孩,有四个奴棣,11岁后到田纳西暗示维尔,是美墨战争的总统  more »
  • Fun to explore and explain to a 5yr old. Some walking involved on unlevel ground but not hard to do. Very interesting  more »
  • Not much has changed her since I was a kid. Good learning experience for kids interested in history. Shows how folks lived in this area years ago.  more »
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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.