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Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

1928 Little River Rd., Flat Rock, Flat Rock, NC
828/693-4178
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Flat Rock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Traveler Description: Today the Carl Sandburg Home is a National Historic site. The estate offers a beautiful place to go when you want to get away, a world away. There... more »
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The Carl Sandburg House The author/poet/activist/folk singer bought this place in 1945 after he was already famous. He needed the privacy and the space to think big. It’s a big old Greek Revival-style mansion completed in 1839 (with outbuildings added in the years following). Built on a mountainside, it has incredible views --framed by exactly the type of massive front... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a great place to learn about the life and work of the American Master Carl Sandberg. It's also a beautiful place. Be sure to consider if you plan to hike around the nature trails on the site before you come. That way you can be prepared for hiking and wear the appropriate shoes and clothes for it. Even... More

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Canton, Georgia, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This historic home is worth a visit. Learn more about this fascinating poet, his life, his family and his works. Connemara sits on a gorgeous spot with panoramic views surrounded by nature trails. Learn about Mrs. Sandburg's live long passion for raising champion goats, some decendents still thrive there. The hike to the actual house is a bit arduous, however... More

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ROSEVILLE
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Do not miss this pleasant and well presented snapshot into the life of the poet for the people. A very nice walk to the top of the hill home.

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NC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I visit Connemara anytime I'm in Hendersonville. The house tour costs $5, but the grounds and trails are free. I love to go through the house of one of my favorite poets because it is just as his family left it. The walks and the goats are lovely. Very educational and child friendly.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit to this home. The home looks pretty much the way it did when the Sandbergs lived there. The tour was very interesting and well worth that $5 per person. The grounds include a goat farm. Mrs. Sandberg raised goats when they lived there and the goats all came from ones she had. There are a... More

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Hendersonville, NC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

What a wonderful place to visit - a genuine treasure. I volunteer there, doing house tours every Saturday. I love doing tours for people who have just visited the Biltmore! There is something for everyone - the goats, books, wonderful scenery, Big Glassy Mountain. Do see the free video of Edward R. Murrow interviewing Carl Sandburg. A great hike to... More

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Greenville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My family has had vacation homes in Flat Rock for almost 90 years. One of my favorite memories was taking a walk to "Mr. Sandburg's" home as a teen and sitting on the stone gates WAITING for him to come down the drive so we could chat. It never happened. On occasion, we'd see Mrs. Sandburg in the fields and... More

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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

If you like pretty scenery, goats, and/or history, you can't beat this spot! You can hike the trails and pet the goats for free, and it's only $5 (adult) to tour the home. Guided tours run every 30 minutes. My husband and I visited on a warm summer day, and we were so glad we did! Interesting, beautiful, and relaxing!

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The Carl Sandburg Home is a place to enjoy for all ages. The house was preserved as it was lived in the last day of the Sandburg family departure---great things to see that remind all of their past along with a collection of his special books. A short 20-30 min guided tour of the house is a must. The short... More

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