Go Back Partner in Tourism
Attractions & Entertainment

President James K. Polk State Historic Site





Visit Website

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.)

Google Reviews


Write a Review

See All


Gregg Austin

a week ago

Excellent for it's size... Very pleased with the curation and presentation and staff. Not the biggest or fanciest, but well done. Definitely worth a visit of about 2 hours.


april courson

2 months ago

Sweet, serene rustic home site on 22 wooded, gently rolling hills (of the family's original 150+ acres), just a few miles from bustling Charlotte! The birthplace of James K Polk (the buildings were reconstructed on the family's land, as the original buildings had been long gone.). Nice little museum. No admission charge, but donations welcome.


Benjamin F

2 months ago

Good historic site. Video , museum, small gift shop ,tour of very simple historic period buildings . Half hour to 45 min spent here. Great stop during travel, or local visit if you are in the area.


Mara Lambert

in the last week

Great afternoon visit . Learned so much from our docent. Interesting artifacts.


Lisa Weisgarber-trigg

4 months ago

Lots of good information in the museum. The staff was very knowledgeable. The guided tour is nice because you can go in the buildings. The guide provided a lot of extra information. No sidewalks out by the structures, so wear shoes that are ok for grass and some mud. There is a small nature trail available as well