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 at the end of the Little Sugar Creek Greenway, 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.
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