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The dust has cleared and our renovations are complete. Please come and visit us soon!

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Polk Pop Up Program: Historic Tatting    April 24
Join volunteer Michele Glover as she leads our next Pop Up program, Historic Tatting. Michele will e...
Polk Pop Up Program: Music with Julie and Friends    April 25
Join volunteer Julie Harris as she leads our next Pop Up program, Music of the 19th century. Julie w...
An Evening with author John Bicknell    May 14
Join us for an evening with author John Bicknell as he discusses his fascinating book, America 1844....
1846 Mexican-American War Militia Muster    October 3
Please join us on Saturday, October 3 as we give visitors a chance to look into the life of a common...
President Polk Birthday Celebration    November 7
This living history program will bring back to life the Polk family of Mecklenburg County in Novembe...


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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.