President James K. Polk

Visit President James K. Polk Historic Site

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 including 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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Location and Hours

President James K. Polk State Historic Site 
12031 Lancaster Highway (P. O. Box 475)
Pineville, NC 28134


Tuesday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Closed Sunday, Monday, and most major holidays


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