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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Resources

Volunteer!

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 polk@ncdcr.gov.

Our Support Group:
Polk Memorial Support Fund, Inc.

Upcoming Events

  • June 16:
    Apron-making Workshop

    Saturday, 2 to 4 pm
    Historic re-enactor and avid seamstress Mia Dappert will teach you 18th century sewing techniques and stitches. Then, you will put your new skills to use creating an apron like those worn by women during the 18th and 19th centuries. All workshop materials will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $10 (plus tax) per person.


  • June 30:
    Introduction to Drop Spinning

    Saturday, 2 to 4 pm
    Fiber Artist Laura Bain of Phun Knits will introduce students to the basic concepts of turning fiber into yarn during this workshop. Participants will receive a drop spindle and wool fiber to practice with during the class and then take home to continue honing their craft. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $20 plus tax, per person.


  • Stay tuned for upcoming events . . .


View NC DNCR Upcoming Events Calendar

Polk Memorial Information

Contact Us

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

Hours of Operation

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

Admission

No fee. Donations are accepted and appreciated.


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