President James K. Polk Home & Museum is at 301 W. 7th St. The 1816 house is the only surviving residence of the 11th U.S. president besides the White House. It contains items and portraits belonging to the Polks along with many original furnishings from the White House. The adjacent Sisters' House exhibits political and Mexican War memorabilia as well as Mrs. Sarah Polk's fashion accessories.
Note: Front entry into each building requires four steps; ramped entrances are available in the back. The Home Tour includes the upstairs (optional), where there are 20-30 steps up a staircase.
Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.