The President James K. Polk State Historic Site
About the Site:
The President James K. Polk State Historic Site is located on land once owned by the parents of James K. Polk, the 11th U.S. president. The Site features a visitor’s center with exhibits on the history of Mecklenburg County, social life during Polk’s lifetime, and significant
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Presidential Beginnings: Life in the Backcountry - Standard School Tour
The President James K. Polk State Historic Site was dedicated in 1968. It consists of 21 acres that once belonged to the parents of the future 11th President of the United States, James Knox Polk. The Polk family lived on this farm from 1795 to 1806.
A field trip experience at the President James K. Polk State Historic Site consists of three stations comprising a total visit of 1.5 hours. The... View more
Throughout the year.
All group visits will be scheduled between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm, Tuesday through Friday.
The President James K. Polk State Historic Site, 12031 Lancaster Highway, Pineville, NC 28134
Admission: $6.00 per child. Includes CMS, home school, and private school groups. ASC Price- $2.00 for Title I Schools or $2.50 for All Other Schools
$25.00 deposit required two weeks before trip. Deposit goes towards final field trip balance.
*NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED FOR ASC-FUNDED TRIPS*
Non-profit groups or Title I schools applicable for reduced rate; please contact staff for additional details.
RI.3 – Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
RI.7 – Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
W.8 – Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.
From the Social Studies 3-5 Standards:
3.H.1.2 Analyze the impact of contributions made by diverse historical figures in local communities and regions over time.
3.H.2.1 Explain change over time through historical narratives (events, people and places).
3.C.1.3 Use non-fiction texts to explore how cultures borrow and share from each other (foods, languages, rules, traditions and behaviors).
Charlotte Christian School 7301 Sardis Road Charlotte, NC 28270
Our third grade classes have been going to the James K. Polk Museum for the past 12 years that I have been teaching at Charlotte Christian School. We have been able to visit the museum each year, as well as enjoying the other activities that are available. We have been to the kitchen and enjoyed the cooking part of the museum. We have also enjoyed the school presentation, the toys and games, the film presentation describing the career of James K Polk, and the story describing the settlement of Mecklenburg County. Each activity that we have attended has been very well presented and the children have learned a lot and enjoyed the process. This is a field trip that we are always able to invite all of our parents to attend with their children, where they are not charged extra, (the museum is free, we only pay for the extra presentation) and there is plenty of room for all of us to spread out and learn. The docents have always been very informative, always costumed, and they lead us back into the early 1800’s when the Polk family lived in North Carolina. The docents are motivational and keep the children’s attention throughout their time at the museum. After we have enjoyed our visit to the museum, we have always had a picnic in the wooded area at the back of the museum. It is a very rustic environment, where parents and children can relax and enjoy their lunch. I would highly recommend a field trip to the James K. Polk Museum to any school, group, or family. It is well worth the trip.
Connie Koch Third Grade Teacher Charlotte Christian School
If you need to cancel or reschedule your group tour for any reason, please contact us at least
72 hours prior to your tour to receive a refund of your $25 deposit. Groups who cancel after this deadline will not be refunded. In addition, we will make every effort to reschedule your group.