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

  • July 28:
    Cardboard Loom and Basic Weaving Workshop

    Saturday, 2 to 4 pm
    Historic Interpreter Kate Moore will help you make your own simple cardboard loom and learn the basics of weaving. Making a loom out of free recycled materials is a great way to test out a new craft and see if you enjoy it before purchasing a lap or table loom. The cost is $10 . . . all materials will be included.


  • August 11:
    Bubble Day

    Saturday, 10 am to 1 pm
    This program will feature a series of activities including arts + crafts, bubble-making areas, and a water play table for very little ones. Light, cooling refreshments and take-home treats will be provided while supplies last. Parking fee is $5 for non-members.


  • 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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