The President James K. Polk State Historic Site will be closed on Friday, March 29 in observance of Good Friday.
The Site will re-open to the public on Saturday, March 30 at 9 am.
A Taste of Struggle: Historic Foodways from the Caribbean to the Americas Saturday, February 10, 2024 9:30am-2pm
This Event is at capacity!
Join us as we welcome food historians, Clarissa Lynch and Chef Cheryl Henry, to the Polk Kitchen House. They will lead a discussion of foodways from the Caribbean to the Americas that were prepared in the 18th and early 19th centuries by enslaved people for their families. Clarissa and Cheryl will also share open hearth cooking techniques through hands on participation. Although sampling is prohibited, the experience and smells will be plentiful.
This class will be limited to eight (8) participants and the minimum age to participate will be 18 years old.
Tickets are a suggested $20 donation on the day of the event.
This event will take place on Saturday, February 10, 2024, 9:30am-2pm.
Reserve your spot at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-taste-of-struggle-historic-foodways-from-the-caribbean-to-the-americas-tickets-800008104777
A President's Day Program: The Lives of Andrew Jackson and James K. Polk Saturday, February 17, 2024 11 am - 12 Noon
This hour-long history program will bring into focus the extraordinary lives of the three presidents born on North Carolina soil: James K. Polk, Andrew Jackson, and Andrew Johnson. Join staff members of the President James K. Polk State Historic Site and Andrew Jackson State Park as they explore these influential men in history.
This event will be held at the President James K. Polk State Historic Site (12031 Lancaster Highway, Pineville, NC 28134).
Admission is free but we encourage guests to donate $4 for adults attendees and $2 for children attendees.
Susie Worcester Cooking Demonstrations Saturdays, January 6, February 24, and March 9
This winter, join Susie Worcester in our Historic Kitchen House as she recreates historic foods from the North Carolina backcountry. Susie uses historic receipts to make her food preparation as authentic as possible.
Come learn on Saturdays, January 6, February 24, and March 9,10am-3pm!
(Historic foods are not for public consumption but for educational demonstrations.)
More demonstrations to come!
Voices of the Past: Spoken Word and Live Music Saturday, March 23 2:30pm - 4pm
Re-Scheduled event from November 2023!
Come join us on Saturday, March 23 from 2:30 pm to 4 pm as we host Charlotte Is Creative and Guerilla Poets for "Voices of the Past."
Come support your local artists and learn about the history of the land, people, and contested meanings of the site. Listen to spoken word performances, watch live painting performances, and hear live music with community friends and neighbors.
Afterwards, the live paintings will be on display in the Site's visitor's center.
This event is made possible through collaboration with Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation.
Another event is coming April! Stay tuned.
Guided Tours of the Historic Structures
On-going Events, Demonstrations, and Interest Groups
Tatting Demonstrations Thurdays
Join our volunteer Michele as she tatts from 10am-2pm every Thursday! Learn about the history of the art, how it's used, and how it survives today.
Try your hand at tatting with this free demonstration!
Interested in bringing a group to observe? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We Would Love to Have You Visit Soon!
Tuesday - Saturday: 9am - 5:00pm
12031 Lancaster Highway Pineville, NC 28134
The President James K. Polk State Historic Site is a division of the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.