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President James K. Polk State Historic Site

12031 Lancaster Hwy, Pineville, NC 28134-8376
+1 704-889-7145
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Pleasant surprise

I recently moved to Rock Hill, SC for work. An unfortunate setback allowed my crew to have the day... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2018
vthames79
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An Often Missed Delight

Students of American history remember James K. Polk as a protege of Andrew Jackson and a President... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2018
TravelingGoose03
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Melbourne, Florida
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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 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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12031 Lancaster Hwy, Pineville, NC 28134-8376
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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

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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

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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

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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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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

I toured this historic location. The inner museum had a lot of history of which I knew very little about President James Polk and his administration. After spending about 30-45 minutes inside, we were taken on a tour of a home and the grounds. The...More

Thank kristinak27
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polk12031, Manager at President James K. Polk State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Dear kristinak27, Thank you for visiting the museum. We are glad to hear that you had a positive experience. We hope that you will visit again soon. Scott Warren Historic Site Manager President James K. Polk State Historic Site

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

Stopped for a quick visit. Very interesting museum filled with history regarding James K. Polk. Enjoyed the visit and learned a lot about President Polk.

Thank AMiller121
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polk12031, Manager at President James K. Polk State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Dear AMiller21, Thank you for the wonderful review. I am thrilled to read that you enjoyed your visit with us and that you learned a lot about our 11th President. Please come again! Scott Warren Site Manager

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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

I took my 12 year old daughter and niece while we had some downtime at a family wedding. I think they really enjoyed it. It was very low key and the staff was great. It also had no fee, but we made a donation since...More

Thank Joe K
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polk12031, Manager at President James K. Polk State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Joe, I remember your visit and it was nice to have met you and your family. I appreciate you all stopping in. Thanks for the kind review! It sounds like she enjoyed her visit. Please visit again if you are ever passing back this way....More

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Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

This was an in planned stop. My wife and I saw the sign and stopped in. There is a very nice museum with period displays. A documentary provides a lot of information on President Polk. There is a guided tour that goes into the replica...More

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polk12031, Manager at President James K. Polk State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Dear 10ringtraveler, Thank you for stopping in and visiting the site. I am thrilled to hear of your wonderful visit to the museum. I am glad you found it informative and please stop again if you are in the area. All the best! Scott Warren...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2017

If you are a history buff or have children that you'd like to educate in a perfectly preserved environment or even have friends form out of town and are looking for something different to do and enjoy the outside world, nature and hopefully sunshine then...More

Thank CharloAsh17
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polk12031, Manager at President James K. Polk State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Dear CharloAsh17, Thank you for the wonderful review! We are a great place for friends and family who are visiting from out of town to come and learn about our 11th President. Please come back and bring more friends and family. All the best! Scott...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Dropped in for a quick visit. Small museum. Replica homes based on time period and style in the location. Staff was knowledgeable and friendly. Can see everything with your in around an hour at no cost.

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polk12031, Manager at President James K. Polk State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Dear winjen24, Thank you for the great review! I will pass along to my staff the wonderful comment. We hope that you will visit again soon. Safe travels! Scott Warren Site Manager

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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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