Other than the White House, this Registered National Historic Landmark is the only surviving residence of the eleventh U.S. President. James K. Polk began his political career while living in the Federal-style house that his father had built in 1816. The site’s extensive collection of original Polk belongings includes furnishings, portraits, clothing, White House china, and political memorabilia. Guests visit the main house, the adjacent museum, the reconstructed kitchen, and the garden.