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Heritage Days Summer Camp: Backcountry Explorers    July 28-30
Discover history through nature! Come and explore this connection by learning how the Catawba Indian...
Sarah Polk: A Wife, A First Lady    September 6
This program will celebrate the 211th birthday of First Lady Sarah Polk! Catherine Halford, a PhD ca...
Matters of Grave Importance    October 11
Take a glimpse into the past, present, and future of local cemetery history with local historian and...
A Birthday to Remember; A Grand Celebration    November 15
This living history program will not only celebrate the birth of our nations 11th President but it w...

Our Polk Summer Day Camps are full! Young History explorers will be enjoying "historic" activities all month!

Heritage Days Summer Camp: Backcountry Explorers
Dates: Monday through Wednesday, July 28-30
Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm each day
Address: 12031 Lancaster Hwy., Pineville, NC 28134

Questions: 704-889-7145 or

Welcome to the President James K. Polk State
Historic Site

Welcome to the website of the friends group of the President James K. Polk State Historic Site. We hope that you will find this web page fun, educational and informative.

The President James K. Polk State Historic Site is home to the birthplace of the 11th President and the only President born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Located just a few minutes outside of Charlotte in Pineville, NC, it sits on 21 of the original 150 acres owned by President Polk’s father, Samuel. The site features a self-guided museum full of artifacts from Polk’s administration and a brief video overview of his astonishing legacy.

Our knowledgeable staff offers daily guided tours of historic structures that existed during Polk’s time.  You will visit a tended garden as it was in the early 1800’s, a historic cemetery, walking trails, and a shaded picnic area.  Our mission is to bring the life of Polk’s boyhood and Presidency alive to our visitors in a unique and engaging way.

The site hosts many living history events throughout the year.  During the Summer months we hold various children’s camps and community events. On November 2nd we celebrate the birthday of our 11th President and in December we go back in time to celebrate the Holiday season as the Polk’s would have in the early 1800’s.  Just click the “Event Calendar” tab for a full list of upcoming events.






To learn more about our 11th President, take a quick video tour of the James K. Polk State Historical site, hosted by site manager Scott Warren. We also hope you will visit us soon. We host fun and educational events throughout the year that we're sure you will enjoy.