“This site is located on land once owned by the parents of James K. Polk, the 11th U.S. president. The state historic site commemorates significant events in the Polk administration: the Mexican-American War, settlement of the Oregon boundary dispute, and the annexation of California. Reconstructions of typical homestead buildings– a log house, separate kitchen, and barn– are authentically furnished. The visitor center features a film on Polk’s life and exhibits on his family and tumultuous presidency.” — Text from North Carolina Historic Sites, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, Office of Archives & History.
Further details of this historic site are available at President James K. Polk: The Site.