President James K. Polk

U.S. President – Mexican American War

This site is located on land once owned by the parents of James K. Polk, the 11th U.S. president. The state historic site commemorates significant events in the Polk administration: the Mexican-American War, settlement of the Oregon boundary dispute, and the annexation of California. Reconstructions of typical homestead buildings—a log house, separate kitchen, and barn—are authentically furnished. The visitor center features a film on Polk's life and exhibits on his family and tumultuous presidency.

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We are currently recruiting volunteers who can share their time and talents. A few hours a week or even a month is all you need to make friends and support your community. Call 704-889-7145, or email

Our Support Group:
Polk Memorial Support Fund, Inc.

Upcoming Events

  • Note: Our Museum Area is closed while we make repairs and renovations to the exhibits. The Visitors Center remains open and site tours are still available, so please stop by and visit.

  • September 6:
    Sarah Polk: A Wife, A First Lady

    Saturday, 11 am - 12:30 pm
    Location: The Hut, 413 Johnston Dr., Pineville, NC 28134
    This program will celebrate the 211th birthday of First Lady Sarah Polk! A representative from Salem Academy will be on hand to explore the unwavering support and dedication that Sarah had for her husband, President James K. Polk. Admission is free, and open to the public. Program will held at The Hut, 413 Johnston Drive in Pineville.

Polk Memorial Information

Contact Us

President James K. Polk State Historic Site
Box 475
Pineville, NC 28134
[12031 Lancaster Hwy.]
Phone: (704) 889-7145
GPS: 35.07800069980, -80.88263317450

Hours of Operation

Tuesday - Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Sunday, Monday, and most major state holidays.


No fee. Donations are accepted and appreciated.

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