President James K. Polk

U.S. President – Mexican American War

This site is located on land once owned by the parents of James K. Polk, the 11th U.S. president. The state historic site commemorates significant events in the Polk administration: the Mexican-American War, settlement of the Oregon boundary dispute, and the annexation of California. Reconstructions of typical homestead buildings a log house, separate kitchen, and barn are authentically furnished. The visitor center features a film on Polk's life and exhibits on his family and tumultuous presidency.

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Resources

Volunteer!

We are currently recruiting volunteers who can share their time and talents. A few hours a week or even a month is all you need to make friends and support your community. Call 704-889-7145, or email polk@ncdcr.gov.

Our Support Group:
Polk Memorial Support Fund, Inc.

What's New?

Important Date Change!
Our second annual Dance and BBQ Fest has been moved to Saturday, May 6th!

Upcoming Events

  • May 6:
    Dance 'n' Que Fest

    Saturday, 11 am - 3 pm
    Kick back as artists dance, sing and play their way through historic tunes, folk songs and bluegrass. City Barbeque and the Olde Mecklenburg Brewery will be on site to serve you. A selection of non-alcoholic beverages will be available, too. Admission and parking are free. 'Que and brew will be available for purchase. For more info, visit www.jameskpolk.net.


  • Stay tuned for upcoming events . . .
View NC Culture Calendar

Polk Memorial Information

Contact Us

President James K. Polk State Historic Site
Box 475
Pineville, NC 28134
[12031 Lancaster Hwy.]
Phone: (704) 889-7145
Email: polk@ncdcr.gov
GPS: 35.07800069980, -80.88263317450

Hours of Operation

Tuesday - Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Sunday, Monday, and most major state holidays.

Admission

No fee. Donations are accepted and appreciated.


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