South Central Tennessee Tourism - Plantations
James K. Polk Home located at 301W. 7th Street, Columbia, TN Built in 1816, home of the 11th U.S. president. Come tour entire home and beautiful gardens. Open Monday - Saturday April - October 9 am - 5 pm. November - March, 9 am - 4 pm. Open Sunday 1-5 pm. Admission is charged. Special rates for groups of 10 or more. For more information on special events or directions call 931-388-2354 or visit www.jameskpolk.com
Join us for the "Prelude to a Civil War" To commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War and expand site interpretation of a controversial earlier conflict, the James K. Polk Home will present the original exhibition "Prelude to a Civil War: The U.S. - Mexican War, 1846-1848" From June 3 - November 6, 2011 at the Polk Presidential Hall. Using the Hall's entire gallery, the exhibit will feature historic daguerreotypes, paintings, prints, uniforms, weaponry, soldiers' accoutrements, and other military artifacts on loan from six museums and six private collectors. Don't miss this great exhibit. $5 per adult and $3 per child. Combination tickets that include both the exhibit and the Polk Home will also be available. The site is open 9 am - 5 pm on Mon - Sat. 1 - 5 on Sunday.