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James K. Polk House

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Address: 301 W 7th St, Columbia, TN 38401-3132
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+1 931-388-2354
09:00 - 16:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:00

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Amazing location - hidden gem

Amazing place to visit for any occasion....the location is fairly easy to access and the surrounding environment is awesome for a day-trip. There are good restaurants located... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Matthew H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing place to visit for any occasion....the location is fairly easy to access and the surrounding environment is awesome for a day-trip. There are good restaurants located nearby.....that said, the actual House is amazing to enjoy a time period of huge transition in our country. The home is full of real artifacts from the actual time period, and the gardens... More 

Thank Matthew H
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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255 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum has a story to tell and they do it well. A short video starts it off. Then a small museum. Then a tour of the house by a knowledgeable guide. The guide fills in the rest of the story as you walk through the house. We enjoyed it - 2 hours.

Thank rockcole
Madison, Wisconsin
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a worthwhile stop which enriched our knowledge of history and a stop which only took one to two hours. It was quite interesting to learn more about President Polk and the accomplishments of his one-term presidency. And it was equally interesting to see his home and actual family furnishings. Our guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable but could have... More 

Thank Isthmuse
Laurel, Maryland
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Had a wonderful day-trip to Columbia for the express purpose of visiting the Polk House and it was worth it. The location is actually broken up into three buildings with a garden. The tour does not last very long, but the tour guide was very knowledgeable and was funny and engaging. Actually, considering the timeframe, there a number of artifacts... More 

Thank Matthew H
Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We visited on Martin Luther King day in January. We were the only ones there, so we had a personalized tour. we started off with a film presentation, & then proceeded with the tour of the house. I learned so much about the Polks & their lives & contributions to our country. I also learned a lot of historical trivia.... More 

Thank Danita A
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

The house itself was very well maintained and the amount of furniture actually owned by the Polks was impressive. As an American, I expect to see our history accurately portrayed at National Historic Sites. The story of the Polks with which we were presented was positively sycophantic. James K. Polk was presented as a saint without flaw rather than a... More 

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Allegan, United States
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We enjoyed the visit to President Polk's ancestral home. Our guide was well-informed and presenting the information in an interesting fashion. He was very receptive to questions. The tour lasted about 30 minutes but we were not rushed. Recommend this as a stop for those interested in US history.

Thank Gary E
Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

The James K Polk home is home of the 11th President of e United States. Home is interesting but dated as far as museums go. Expected more. They have a great story to tell just need to improve the experience.

Thank G4flyfish
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Very interesting place of history and well maintained. This house was the first brick home built in the area and the occupants had to travel several blocks to get water.

Thank alexander a
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great historical place to visit. The tour was very interesting and informative. It was apparent that our tour guide was well informed and very passionate about the polk family history.

Thank jean f

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