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President James K. Polk Home & Museum

301 W 7th St, Columbia, TN 38401-3132
+1 931-388-2354
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A pleasant visit!

The house was good to see and the guide was informative. I don't remember the price but it seemed a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Waterloo IL
Presidential Home Tour

The home tours that are given are second to none. It is very well maintained, neat, and very nicely... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Duane W
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301 W 7th St, Columbia, TN 38401-3132
+1 931-388-2354
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The house was good to see and the guide was informative. I don't remember the price but it seemed a little high for what was available but we were still happy that we stopped.

Thank Myra77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The home tours that are given are second to none. It is very well maintained, neat, and very nicely decorated with period furnishings. The gift shop is very nice with a varied assortment of mementos and gift ideas to remind one of their visit there....More

Thank Duane W
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Tour guide was great, very informative. If you are interested in presidential history, this home is definitely worth a stop

Thank Bbear44
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Our tour guide was enthusiastic about the history of the home and James Polk. He knew many details beyond the standard tour when asked. Many items in the home are from the Polk White House - and the tour makes it clear what is from...More

Thank CaraPeachick
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

What an informative tour with an exceptional tour guide! The home is small but filled with Polk related items. A very pleasant break from I-65.

Thank TrippinTogether
Reviewed 25 October 2017

I wasn't expecting this much when I went to this place. It was more of a stopover point on the trip to see the Hermitage. This was not to the level of the Hermitage, but it was very underrated and exciting. AAA gets a discount...More

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We saw this on a site that referred to the Natchez Trace. It was about an hour from our hotel, but, wow, was it worth it. Much of the furniture from the White House years are there. The docent really knew what he was talking...More

Thank Broadean
Reviewed 17 October 2017

A nice place to learn about our 11th president, President James K. Polk and his family. The home & grounds are very well kept and the staff friendly & helpful. They are considering moving his and Sarah's bodies from Nashville back to the grounds at...More

Thank judy177
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We don’t know much about our 11th President, at least I didn’t. There is no Presidential Library for Polk but much to learn at this last surviving home he actually lived in. In addition to a fascinating tour the house is full of the President’s...More

Thank JMasonNashville
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Nice way to learn about President James K Polk and his family. A neat place to stop if in the Columbia area.

Thank PeachBelle8288
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