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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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Houston, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My experience would have been so much better if the National Park Service had better signs telling you about the cart ride option. It is a beautiful mountain top setting, but not everyone is as young as they used to be. But in our determination to see this site, we took the walk in the rain and nearly learned more... More

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Albemarle, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Wonderful little tour, not too long. Grounds are beautiful. Shuttle available from parking lot to house for those unable or unwilling to hike up the hill. Tour guides knowledgable and friendly. Only issue is the parking lot is small, go in the afternoon when less crowded.

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Fredericksburg, TX
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We went up early one morning and it was a beautiful walk! Loved the goat barn!!! The views are breath taking!!

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The home over looks a pond and sits up on a hill. They have a cart to take you up or you can walk up. The walk was very nice but if you are not in shape may be a little tough. The home is very interesting and the history behind the home is interesting too. I recently went to... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We weren't expecting much, but so glad we took the time to visit the Sandburgs homestead. What an oasis they lived at to afford Carl opportunity to ponder and reflect so well....

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Roswell, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I am a travel writer who covers National Parks (npplan.com) and I visited the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Park in May 2014. The park preserves the last home of the renowned American author and poet. Located in Flat Rock, North Carolina, Sandburg lived the last 22 years of his life at the home known as Connemara, dying at age... More

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Portland, Oregon
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36 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Carl Sandberg settled into North Carolina to think and to write. What he found was a little bit of heaven in the North Carolina country side. Not a real fancy home, but the home of a writer and his wife. Mrs. Sandberg raised goats and there are descendants of her original goat herd on the farm. There is something inspiring... More

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Lewisville, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I've visited this site several times in the past but the last visit was special. It was raining, which lent a particular ambience to everything. The grounds were peaceful, the gardens beautiful in bloom & a bonus was visiting with the goats & their newborns. I wanted to walk the trail to the top of the mountain & did so... More

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Fort Thomas, Kentucky
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

As other reviewers have mentioned, the trails and the goat farm are very beautiful and fun. We did do the house tour, which we thought was too talky, with too much scripted stuff about Sandburg and not quite enough about the house itself. But it was great to be able to see the house, and the tour is the only... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I first visited when I was a young child. I fell in love with it then and have loved it since! You can spend an hour or several hours, depending on how much time you choose to sit and just relax! The goats are precious and funny, the house tour is entertaining and full of information and the grounds are... More

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