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President James K. Polk State Historic Site

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I didn't know James Polk was a US President...

Maybe I learned that in school. I don't remember. But he isn't a well-known President. The site... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Corissa R
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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Learned a lot of history

We visited the Site on July 27 and were part of the last tour I guess (see other review about tours... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
RaleighNCtravel
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Raleigh, NC
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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 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!

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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.

Thank Corissa R
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

Thank jayseae
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

Thank RaleighNCtravel
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

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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

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

1  Thank vthames79
Reviewed 23 February 2018

Students of American history remember James K. Polk as a protege of Andrew Jackson and a President of the United States from Tennessee. This is true, but the future president was born in North Carolina; just south of modern day Charlotte. In his early life...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

I stumbled upon the President James K Polk State Historic Site in accident as I was looking at signs on the highway. Polk is actually my favorite president so I was very excited to see that they had something for him as I had previously...More

1  Thank Nicole C
polk12031, Manager at President James K. Polk State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Dear Nicole C., Thank you for the wonderful review! I am thrilled to hear of your positive experience and please come out for one of our special programs. We hope to see you again! Scott Warren Historic Site Manager President James K. Polk State Historic...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

An interesting piece of history, small children would probably not stay interested long. I didn’t know much about our 11th president so I was pleased with getting to know more and feeling a connection since it’s located on his parents land where James spent part...More

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polk12031, Manager at President James K. Polk State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Dear OrrockDirtRider, Thank you for the nice review and we are glad to hear that you made a connection. The historic cabins are open for tours Tuesday through Saturday. We provide tours at the bottom of each hour with the last tour taking place at...More

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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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