From Interstate 77 south of Charlotte take Interstate 485 East (Exit 65-B). At the Pineville exit take Polk Street south through the town of Pineville for about two and one half miles. The President James K. Polk State Historic Site is on the left.


Historic Structures
The reconstructed house is typical of those during Polk’s childhood. The kitchen and house are authentically furnished with period pieces from the early 1800s.
Visitor Center
The visitor center features exhibits on the life and times of President Polk. A short video tells of his accomplishments.
Trails, Monuments, Outdoor Exhibits
The Mecklenburg Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution erected a stone monument at the site in 1904. It was the first monument dedicated in North Carolina to the eleventh president.
Handicapped Accessibility
The visitor center and restrooms are accessible to all visitors. The path to the historic area may require assistance. There are three steps to enter the house and kitchen.
Picnic Facilities
Seven picnic tables are available at the site.
Gift Shop
A sales desk is located in the visitor center containing items related to James K. Polk.

Programs, Group Activities

Special events commemorate Polk’s birthday in November and focus on eighteenth-century Christmas customs in December. Special programs and activities are planned for scheduled school groups upon request.

Guided Tours

Guided tours of the main house and kitchen are provided throughout the day. Organized groups should make reservations.


No fee. Donations are accepted.

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