USS James K. Polk Exhibit January 1, 2014 - March 31, 2014
Back by popular demand, The President James K. Polk State Historic Site is proud to present the temp...
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 ...
Robert Morgan, Author, Lions of the West March 26, 2014
Join the staff, volunteers and the community in welcoming author Robert Morgan as he discusses his f...
Meet Robert Morgan, author of Lions of the West North Carolina author Robert Morgan will discuss his fascinating new book that profiles ten Americans (including Polk) who inspired our nation's westward expansion. Date: Wednesday, March 26 Time: 7 p.m. (wine & cheese reception), 8 p.m. (author discussion) Location: Hilton Garden Inn Pineville, 425 Towne Centre Blvd., Pineville, NC.
Tickets: $30 (entire evening); $25 (program only). Members save $5. Questions: 704-889-7145 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Space is limited, so register today!
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.
Website created and maintained by Polk Memorial Support Fund, Inc.
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