- Historic Sites
President James K Polk State Historic Site
The reconstructed house is typical of those during Polk’s childhood. The kitchen and house are authentically furnished with period pieces from the early 1800s. The visitor center features exhibits on the life and times of President Polk and a twenty-three minute film "Who is Polk?" tells of his accomplishments.
The Mecklenburg Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution erected a stone monument at the site in 1904. It was the first monument dedicated in North Carolina to the eleventh president. Special events commemorate Polk’s birthday in November and focus on eighteenth-century Christmas customs in December. Special programs and activities are planned for scheduled school groups upon request. Visitors are invited to take guided tours of the main house and kitchen which are provided throughout the day.