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President James K. Polk State Historic Site

Open Now: 09:00 - 05:00
Open today: 09:00 - 05:00
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Surprisingly Enjoyable to Visit

When our Charlotte friend proposed taking us to the James K. Polk house, I was dubious. Seen one... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
wdlindsy
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Little Rock, Arkansas
Serene setting and surprisingly interesting

I am fairly new to North Carolina and want to learn about the state's history. This site is the... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Comitis
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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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...more
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12031 Lancaster Hwy, Pineville, NC 28134-8376
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

I'm a history professor and something of a presidential scholar, so this was right up my alley. Wife and kids enjoyed it as well. There's a museum and several outbuildings and a garden in which you can see actual cotton and tobacco being grown. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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polk12031, Manager at President James K. Polk State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Dear whatwyatt, Thank you for the great review! I am thrilled to hear that you and your family had a great time! All the best! Scott Warren Historic Site Manager

Reviewed 14 October 2018

When our Charlotte friend proposed taking us to the James K. Polk house, I was dubious. Seen one such place, you've seen them all, I told myself — and I was wrong. The guided tour was informative and interesting, and the young woman giving the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank wdlindsy
polk12031, Manager at President James K. Polk State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Dear wdlindsy, Thank you for the great review! Nice to hear that we changed your mind about a historic site. Please come again! All the best! Scott Warren Site Manager

Reviewed 25 September 2018

I am fairly new to North Carolina and want to learn about the state's history. This site is the place where James K. Polk was born. He only lived here until he was eleven but there is still a lot of interesting history regarding his...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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polk12031, Manager at President James K. Polk State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Dear Comitis, Thank you for the wonderful review! Please come again when you are in the area. All the best! Scott Warren Historic Site Manager

Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

My parents live near this location, & they never get tired of going (they also love history.) We went with them one day... We had a great tour guide & a great tour!

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank fisher05
polk12031, Manager at President James K. Polk State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Dear fisher05, Thanks for the great review! So glad you had a great day at the museum. Please visit again! Scott Warren Historic Site Manager

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Maybe I learned that in school. I don't remember. But he isn't a well-known President. The site was free and nice, but only takes about 30 minutes, including the guided tour. Worth a stop but nothing breath taking.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank SatnamYMas
polk12031, Manager at President James K. Polk State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Corissa, Thank you for stopping by. We are thrilled that you walked away with an understanding of James K. Polk. We hope that you will come again for a program. All the best! Scott Warren Site Manager

Reviewed 26 July 2018

Perfectly decent historical site that you may have driven by a number of times on your way to the mall - which may (or may not) be a historical footnote one day. Situated next to the Waldhorn, it's easy enough to miss - there is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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polk12031, Manager at President James K. Polk State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Dear jayseae, Thank you for the nice review! The site does indeed make a great break from the mall. Hope you will visit again soon! All the best! Scott Warren Historic Site Manager

Reviewed 26 July 2018

We visited the Site on July 27 and were part of the last tour I guess (see other review about tours being cancelled.) They even took down the flag while we were there based on a weather forecast. Anyway, we had a nice visit and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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polk12031, Manager at President James K. Polk State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Dear RaleighNCtravel, Thanks for the nice review! We are thrilled to hear that you had a great visit. Pleas evisoit us again soon if you are in the area. All the best! Scott Warren Historic Site Manager

Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

A president who did not desire the office, but was recruited by a former president. A president who promised to only serve one term. A president who kept all his campaign promises. A president who greatly expanded the size of our country. Who was this...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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polk12031, Manager at President James K. Polk State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Dear Buckeye_boy_614, Thank you for the great review! We strive hard to give our visitors the best experience. Thank you for visiting! All the best! Scott Warren Historic Site Manager

Reviewed 22 May 2018

the day we went there were no other visitors so we got a private tour which was wonderful. Our guide had extensive knowledge and was pleasant and informative. Doesn't take long to see the museum and tour the structures but well worth the trip if...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank pattischmidt
polk12031, Manager at President James K. Polk State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Dear pattischmidt, Thank you for the great review! I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the tour and that you took the time to visit us on your trip to Charlotte. Have a great summer! Scott Warren Historic Site Manager

Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

I recently moved to Rock Hill, SC for work. An unfortunate setback allowed my crew to have the day off. We set out to just drive and see where the road takes us. Our driver saw signs for James K Polk historic site and pulled...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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machinistjt
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Our admission is free. Our hours are 9 to 5, Tuesday through Saturday. We are closed Sunday and Monday. Hope to see you here! -Scott Warren Manager
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