President James K. Polk State Historic Site

While visiting President James K. Polk State Historic Site, the birthplace of America’s 11th president, groups can explore a museum full of artifacts from Polk’s childhood and administration. Located in Pineville, North Carolina, the 18th-century site features a Main Cabin House, a Kitchen Cabin, and more, complete with period furnishings. In the Visitor Center, groups will come across various artifacts pertaining to James Polk’s life. Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers will enjoy touring the site, watching an informational film, and participating in colonial history programs. Led by costumed interpreters, tours are offered at the bottom of every hour.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 9AM-5PM.

School

On field trips to President James K. Polk State Historic Site, students will explore several aspects of Mecklenburg County life during Polk’s childhood, including chores, education, slavery, and house architecture. In the reconstructed Kitchen House, students will see animals in the historical kitchen garden and learn about colonial cooking. After their tour, they can go on a scavenger hunt, play a picture-matching detective game, tour the family cemetery, or build their own log cabin. Custom activities include musket firing demonstrations, quill pen writing, and more. School groups are welcome to enjoy a group lunch in the picnic area on site. Field trips meet North Carolina Essential Standards and Common Core Standards. Inquire about funding for Title I schools.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
Colonial America, U.S. history, government, politics, slavery, architecture, farming, historical figures, culture.

contact info
Name: Kate Moore
Phone: 919-715-2632
Email: kate.h.moore@ncdcr.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 10 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Outdoor Seating. Cost: Fee, Free, Title I Accessible To: PD.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

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President James K. Polk State Historic Site

While visiting President James K. Polk State Historic Site, the birthplace of America’s 11th president, groups can explore a museum full of artifacts from Polk’s childhood and administration. Located in Pineville, North Carolina, the 18th-century site features a Main Cabin House, a Kitchen Cabin, and more, complete with period furnishings. In the Visitor Center, groups will come across various artifacts pertaining to James Polk’s life. Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers will enjoy touring the site, watching an informational film, and participating in colonial history programs. Led by costumed interpreters, tours are offered at the bottom of every hour.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 9AM-5PM.

Scouts

Scout groups can work on American Heritage, Architecture, and other history-related badges on field trips to President James K. Polk State Historic Site. Scouts students will learn what life was like in 18th century Mecklenburg County during Polk’s childhood through programs that aim to teach about chores, education, slavery, and house architecture. Activities include visiting the historical kitchen garden, exploring colonial cooking, log cabin building, watching musket firing demonstrations, try quill pen writing, and more. Bring bagged lunches to enjoy a group lunch with your troop in the picnic area on site.

supports scout badges in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
Colonial America, U.S. history, government, politics, slavery, architecture, farming, historical figures, culture.

contact info
Name: Kate Moore
Phone: 919-715-2632
Email: kate.h.moore@ncdcr.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 10 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Outdoor Seating. Cost: Fee, Free Accessible To: PD.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

President James K. Polk State Historic Site

While visiting President James K. Polk State Historic Site, the birthplace of America’s 11th president, groups can explore a museum full of artifacts from Polk’s childhood and administration. Located in Pineville, North Carolina, the 18th-century site features a Main Cabin House, a Kitchen Cabin, and more, complete with period furnishings. In the Visitor Center, groups will come across various artifacts pertaining to James Polk’s life. Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers will enjoy touring the site, watching an informational film, and participating in colonial history programs. Led by costumed interpreters, tours are offered at the bottom of every hour.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 9AM-5PM.

Camp

Summer camp groups can partake in a variety of programs during field trips to President James K. Polk State Historic Site. Programs focus on topics such as slavery, chores, education, and house architecture. Activities allow campers to visit the historical kitchen garden, explore colonial cooking, build their own log cabins, watch musket-firing demonstrations, write with quill pens, and more. Be sure to bring bagged lunches to enjoy a camp group lunch in the picnic area on site.

contact info
Name: Kate Moore
Phone: 919-715-2632
Email: kate.h.moore@ncdcr.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 10 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Outdoor Seating. Cost: Fee, Free Accessible To: PD.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

President James K. Polk State Historic Site

While visiting President James K. Polk State Historic Site, the birthplace of America’s 11th president, groups can explore a museum full of artifacts from Polk’s childhood and administration. Located in Pineville, North Carolina, the 18th-century site features a Main Cabin House, a Kitchen Cabin, and more, complete with period furnishings. In the Visitor Center, groups will come across various artifacts pertaining to James Polk’s life. Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers will enjoy touring the site, watching an informational film, and participating in colonial history programs. Led by costumed interpreters, tours are offered at the bottom of every hour.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 9AM-5PM.

Homeschool

Field trips to President James K. Polk State Historic Site allow homeschool groups to learn what life was like in Mecklenburg County during Polk’s childhood. Educational programs aim to teach homeschoolers about chores, education, slavery, and house architecture. In the reconstructed Kitchen House, homeschoolers will see the historical kitchen garden’s animals and explore colonial cooking. Activities include scavenger hunts, a picture-matching detective game, tours of the family cemetery, musket firing demonstrations, quill pen writing, and more. Pack bagged lunches for a group lunch in the picnic area on site. Programs can be customized for your homeschool group.

topics covered:
Colonial America, U.S. history, government, politics, slavery, architecture, farming, historical figures, culture.

contact info
Name: Kate Moore
Phone: 919-715-2632
Email: kate.h.moore@ncdcr.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 10 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Outdoor Seating. Cost: Fee, Free Accessible To: PD.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

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