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“Excellent place!”

President James K. Polk Home & Museum
Ranked #2 of 21 things to do in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

This was a great site with very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Had a great visit. We did the regular admission along with the special exhibit which I would recommend to anyone that visits.

Thank Michael W
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Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

A very distant relative to my Mother's side of the family. The tour is well worth the hour it took to get through the 2 houses. The guide was exceptional and answered all our questions. Educational for all ages.

Thank anthonybD3868YS
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

One of the most enjoyable and informative tours we have taken. Learned so much about an often overlooked presidency.

Thank billpearljones
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

After living in Spring Hill, TN for almost 12 years (and a Middle Tennessee native) I took the opportunity to finally visit a special and historic Presidential home in Columbia, TN, The James K. Polk House. One of three Presidents from the State of Tennessee, James K. Polk proved to be one of the most admired and effective Presidents of the United States!
Situated just a couple of blocks off the square in Columbia, TN on W 7th Street the Polk home sits well preserved much as it would have been during the time the family lived there from 1816 on. The docent leading the tour has many fascinating stories and insights to the time period the Polk family lived there, Presidential life and the progress of the United States under President Polk. This beautiful sight allows as much time as the visitor requires to tour the museum portion, watch the opening 12 minute film, take the guided walk through the house and gardens and also allowing for the extra optional exhibit “West to Prosperity: The Polk Home at 200.” It is by no means overwhelming or difficult; this is a perfect family, couples or group outing where one can learn, be on the move and then linger or be on to your chosen destination.
For those who take day trips to small towns, set aside some time to spend walking the square in Columbia. There are some good restaurants and shops to occupy a few hours on your journey! See some of my reviews on TripAdvisor!

Thank Albert D
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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff, was a little different than expected. From the outside it doesn't look like much. But once inside, it is furnished with actual furniture from the time Polk lived there. Actually pretty nice. And some furnishings that was once in the White House which he bought himself. Overall a nice visit to this house. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable.

Thank Bruce D
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