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President James K. Polk State Historic Site





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President James K. Polk State Historic Site

Visit the birthplace of the only United States president born in Mecklenburg County. Featuring a museum full of artifacts, the President James K. Polk State Historic Site honors the 11th president with reconstructed buildings, living history events, walking trails, a garden, self-guided tours and an informational film.

Length of Experience: Approximately 20 to 25 minute tour Min/Max participants: No restrictions

Availability: No cost or reservation process. Tours are Tuesdays through Fridays (10 a.m., noon, 2 m., 4 p.m.) and Saturdays (bottom of each hour:9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., etc., with the last tour of the day at 4:15 p.m.)

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Tilly Lo

a year ago

The house where Pres James Polk was born in is no longer here, replaced by a Stine monument marking the spot. There are a few log homes and a garden with historic signs on this property. If you have a bike, recommend bring it and explore the bike Greenway trail. It is paved, looks well maintained and used by several cyclists that I have encountered. This property is not big. Dogfriendly . I didn't go in the visitor's center, but I'm sure most of the info on history of Pres Polk is in there.


Maria Georgiou

7 months ago

Very affordable for a tour. Staff is patient, professional, and very polite. Lots of interesting facts about our 11th president.


Dana Pederson

7 months ago

Interesting historical place to visit. Easy parking, free to visit. Nice experience with my son



5 months ago

The visitor center has a very good display that gives you quite a bit of background on both Polk and his presidency. Wonderful learning opportunity. And the staff here was fantastic. Very knowledgeable as I asked some questions that weren't covered by the displays. The park itself is nice with samples of cotton and tobacco growing in the garden. The buildings are reconstructions and not the actual buildings. But it was well worth the visit


Don Pennington

3 months ago

Wonderful little museum, beautiful collaboration of artifacts and literal facts from the era of President Polk's life. I would recommend, if you like history , then that is a very very nice place to go. Also it is free to explore. Good family adventure