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detour NCDOT is set to begin a major project that will close the bridge that gives visitors direct access to our site from January 2016-October 16. Click the DETOUR sign for more information on how to reach our location during the work.

group tour banner Would your group enjoy a tour of our historic site? It's fun, and you'll learn about one of the nation's most interesting presidents. Click the picture of Mr. Polk for a group tour inquiry.

We are looking for volunteers! For more information on how you can help, contact Angela Thorp @


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Homes Fit for a...President    February 13
Join us as we give an in-depth look at the Tennessee estates of Old Hickory and his mentee, Young Hi...
Shaping the Tar Heel Sound    February 18-20
This three-part series will explore how African Americans shaped North Carolina music over time. Lec...

Questions about any upcoming event: 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.