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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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Diana Freytag

a year ago

Went in for a music and dance event. It was fun but way too warm, and not enough shadow. They had live folk music, food, beer and games for the kids. It was nice . We also visit the little space where there is an exhibition about president Polk. I found the exhibition not very informative, I couldnt follow a history line easily. I wish they had people making guide visits . The parking was $5 per car , and we didnt had to pay to enter. People were very nice. There was 2 cabins on is possible to see how people lived back then .


Rachael Lania

2 weeks ago

Very beautiful path to walk and a little water to enjoy, with a little rapids area. Found a baby turtle. Cool historic info in the museum. Very fun and beautiful.


David Grasso

3 weeks ago

Having gates closed on the weekend is very silly since now we have to park next door and cut through the woods to reach the public greenway. Who actually thought this was a good idea? As far as historical sites go, it's not even that good. Went once and never went back.


Shalini Sounderrajan

2 months ago

Interesting little museum. Kids were not interested in reading the exhibits, but adults did (30min for exhibits, then walk around outside, in good weather can have picnic). Missed the guided tour time which does have a very nominal fee.



4 months ago

The history, the legacy, and the memories. What more can you ask for. One of the best rewinds