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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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

  • March 13:
    Historic Tatting

    Friday, 2 - 4 pm
    Join volunteer Michele Glover as she leads our next Polk Pop Up Program on historic tatting. Michele will explore with visitors this historic weaving technique. This is a drop-in program that will be ongoing in the Polk Visitors Center lobby.


  • March 27:
    Historic Tatting

    Friday, 2 - 4 pm
    Join volunteer Michele Glover as she leads our next Polk Pop Up Program on historic tatting. Michele will explore with visitors this historic weaving technique. This is a drop-in program that will be ongoing in the Polk Visitors Center lobby.


  • May 14:
    Author John Bicknell

    Thursday, 7 - 9 pm
    Join us for an evening with author John Bicknell as he discusses his fascinating new book, America 1844. Mr. Bicknell will explore his book and the atomosphere of America leading up to the election of James K. Polk in November of 1844. For more information, please call the museum.


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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