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.
President James K. Polk State Historic Site
Pineville, NC 28134
[12031 Lancaster Hwy.]
Phone: (704) 889-7145
GPS: 35.07800069980, -80.88263317450
Tuesday - Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Sunday, Monday, and most major state holidays.
No fee. Donations are accepted and appreciated.