Cavanacor House


This private seventeenth-century house is the ancestral home of James Knox Polk, the 11th President of the United States from 1845 to 1849.  King James II dined under a sycamore tree in the front lawn of the house on April 20, 1689 during the Siege of Derry. As a result of the hospitality shown to the king, Cavanacor House was spared when all the other houses in the area were burned by the withdrawing Jacobite troops. This makes Cavanacor the oldest inhabited Plantation house in the area.  A contemporary art gallery on the site is open to the public.

Opening Times:  Gallery: Tuesday – Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  

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