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Black Dog Appreciation Day & Black Dog Walk    May 3, 2014
This free family event will feature rescue groups, dog friendly businesses and food trucks here on s...
Historic Cooking Guild of the Catawba Valley    February through May
On the second and fourth Thursday of every month the Catawba Valley Cooking Guild will be using the ...
Heritage Days Summer Camp: Trades, Trades, Everywhere!    June 9-11
Come learn about the variety of colonial trades during the early 1800s in Mecklenburg County. Costum...
Heritage Days Summer Camp: Backcountry Explorers    July 28-30
Discover history through nature! Come and explore this connection by learning how the Catawba Indian...

Registration for our Polk Summer Day Camps is now open! We are offering two sessions this summer for your young History explorer. This year we are offering a trades summer camp in June and a nature summer camp in July. Registration is $40 and includes craft supplies and snacks each day. Members of the Polk Friends Group receive $5.00 off each camp registration.
Heritage Days Summer Camp: Trades, Trades, Everywhere!
Dates: Monday through Wednesday, June 9-11
Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm each day
Address: 12031 Lancaster Hwy., Pineville, NC 28134
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
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Questions: 704-889-7145 or polk@ncdcr.gov

Space is limited, so register today!

June Summer Camp
July Summer Camp


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.