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Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

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Address: 1928 Little River Rd., Flat Rock, Flat Rock, NC 28731
Phone Number: 828/693-4178
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: A tour through the home of poet Carl Sandburg.

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Do Not Miss This Place While in the Area!

Frankly, we knew only a very little about Carl Sandburg before visiting this place, but it is run by the National Park Service and on our bucket list is that we visit as many NPS... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Frankly, we knew only a very little about Carl Sandburg before visiting this place, but it is run by the National Park Service and on our bucket list is that we visit as many NPS site as we can, so we stopped. What a delight! We are now fans of Mr. Sandburg and especially his wife Lilian, who raised championship... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Stopped by here after a visit to sky top orchard. You park at the bottom and have to walk uphill to the house. It wasn't to hot when we stopped and its shaded going up which is a plus. To tour the house is $5 but you can walk the trails and pet the goats for free.

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Colonia, NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Having some time available to us in the mid-day, and having heard of this place for years, we decided to take it in. Be aware that there is a good size hill that that needs walking up when you first arrive just to get to the house but you get to go around a very picturesque pond first. You can... More 

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Spartanburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I am not a history buff, but this place was very nice. Very long walk from the Parking area to the house (uphill) but beautiful scenery (and you know it's downhill on the way back). $5/adult and free for children to tour the inside/guided tour. Goat farm is nice also. The scenery is beautiful enough to go, even if you... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Getting ready for a major rehaul when we were there and it won't be back in great shape until 2018. The tour guide had a lot of info even though much was out of the house but if possible, you might want to wait until they are done with the refurbishment. The grounds and goat farm were great. Quite a... More 

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Ashland, Ohio, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

It was VERY hot and humid when we were there. We didn't even go up to the house because it said it was under renovation. There was construction/renovation in other areas as well. The goat barns were very cute. We were dragging along 2 grumpy hot kids. The walk from the parking to the barns was mostly uphill and would... More 

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Florence, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I recently made my second stop at the Sandburg home, this time with 3 teenagers in tow. I was not sure if they would like it or not but they seemed to genuinely enjoy it. As far as nation parks go, this is not big or flashy. It is almost like a visit to my grandparents house. The house is... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Our family has visited this historic site so many times that we considered naming our dog Carl Sandburg. We visit every season and it never grows old. The grounds are picturesque - I dream of living here and seeing the views every day over my breakfast tea and scone. The house is left as it was when Sandburg passed away... More 

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Woodstock, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

So much to see and do I wish I'd had more time. I definitely plan on going back. The hiking trails vary in difficulty, the house is beautiful and fascinating! So much to be learned about Carl Sandburg. I had no idea some of the interesting things about him and his family. A librarian's dream in his home! And then... More 

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Heathrow, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We "stumbled" upon the Carl Sandburg Home site and decided to pay a visit to learn more about this famous American writer, etc. We took the house and farm tour and found it a very interesting way to spend about 1.5 hours.

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