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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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Polk History

Stopped for a quick visit. Very interesting museum filled with history regarding James K. Polk... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
AMiller121
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Columbia, South Carolina
Nice look at James K Polk

I took my 12 year old daughter and niece while we had some downtime at a family wedding. I think... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
Joe K
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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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“small museum” (8 reviews)
“history buff” (5 reviews)
“short film” (4 reviews)
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12031 Lancaster Hwy, Pineville, NC 28134-8376
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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

Reviewed 26 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
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

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

Thank 10ringtraveler
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

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
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

Reviewed 16 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.

Thank winjen24
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

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

The visit took about 1 hour. It's a great way to educate kids on history without spending a lot of money.

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

Thanks SuperDadClt for the review! We apprciate bringing the kids by the museum. We hope to see you at the Polk BBQ event on May 6. All the best! Scott Warren Site Manager

Reviewed 10 April 2017

The wife and I decided to stop here with our two young boys. Being a history buff myself, I must admit I didn't know much about Polk. Being able to wonder the grounds with my boys and being able to attempt to explain what life...More

Thank matthewn505
polk12031, Manager at President James K. Polk State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Dear matthewn505, Thank you for the wonderful review! I will pass this comment on to my staff. It is nice to hear that you and your family had a great experience. Please come back again! Sincerely, Scott Warren Site Manager

Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Fun to explore and explain to a 5yr old. Some walking involved on unlevel ground but not hard to do. Very interesting

Thank Griffin1979
polk12031, Manager at President James K. Polk State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

Dear Griffin1979, Thank you for visiting. We are glad to see that you all had a great educational experience. Please visit again soon! Scott Warren Site Manager

Reviewed 14 February 2017

Not much has changed her since I was a kid. Good learning experience for kids interested in history. Shows how folks lived in this area years ago.More

Thank frederickreed
polk12031, Manager at President James K. Polk State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2017

Dear frederickreed, Thank you for the wonderful review. We are proud to host over 2000 school children every year. We feel that their experience provides great insight into how this kid from Mecklenburg County came to be President of the United States. We look forward...More

Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

This was nice to see but could have had more information in the area about the house and land. Easily accessibleMore

Thank Carol Ann C
polk12031, Manager at President James K. Polk State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2017

Carol A., Thank you for your review. We do have interpretive waysides placed throughout the historic site that speaks to the Polk family's time here in NC and the farm in case you did not have the opportunity to visit inside the museum. I hope...More

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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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