Following guidance from The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and in accordance with the governor’s Executive Order 224, workers and volunteers at State Historic Sites are wearing masks in indoor settings beginning August 2, 2021.
Any unvaccinated visitor should wear a mask.
We strongly encourage all visitors, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, to wear a mask in indoor settings.
We recommend that visitors follow the “Three W’s” as outlined by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services:
WEAR a cloth mask over your nose and mouth,
WAIT in line at least six feet away from others, and
WASH your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer.
If you are experiencing symptoms of illness, we ask that you postpone your visit.
We look forward to seeing you soon!!
The President James K. Polk State Historic Site is located in Pineville, NC. We are minutes from Uptown Charlotte and an easy drive from around the region via I-485.
12031 Lancaster Highway
Pineville, NC 28134
Hours: Tues-Sat, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Daily Admission: FREE. Special Events may require
an admission fee.
Tours: Saturdays at 11:00 am & 2:00 pm.
$2 for adults and $1 for children (5-12) or $1 for seniors (62+)
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The President James K. Polk State Historic Site is home to the birthplace of the 11th President and the only Chief-of-State born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Located just a few minutes outside of Charlotte, the site sits on 21 of the original 150 acres owned by President Polk’s father, Samuel.
- Museum with exhibits on life in this area during Polk's childhood, Polk's rise to fame through politics, the Mexican-American War, and temporary exhibits on a range of topics.
- An engaging short film shown at the top of each hour that expands on Polk's life and his time in office.
- Guided tours of the historic cabins on the grounds. See Visit page for details.
- A nature trail (temporarily closed for construction), a historically-inspired kitchen garden, and a picnic area.
- A relocated cemetery where Polk's grandmother is buried along with other family members who lived and died nearby in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Our mission is to bring the life of Polk’s boyhood and Presidency alive to our visitors in a unique and engaging way.
We host a wide variety of special events throughout the year at the site. Visit our Events Calendar to see what's coming up next!
To learn more about our 11th President, take a quick video tour of the James K. Polk State Historical site, hosted by site manager Scott Warren. We also hope you will visit us soon. We host fun and educational events throughout the year that we're sure you will enjoy.
Follow us on social media to stay up-to-date on all the latest news at the site and learn some new and interesting historical facts too!
Plan Your Visit
We love sharing history with groups of all ages!
With a variety of activities to enjoy at the site, we have something to suit every taste. Adult groups of 10+ people and School groups will need to make a reservation and pay a fee to ensure we can provide you with the personalized attention needed to ensure a customized and memorable experience.