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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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Folly Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This national park is the perfect hiking venue for all ages. The trail is a gentle loop with the Sandburg home at the top. The view from the home is picturesque -- easy to see how inspirational it was for Mr. Sandburg. The short home tour is well worth the few dollars. My little ones loved the goat barn too.

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Abingdon, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Loved the walk up to the house and once there loved the mountain views. Lots of people walk the paths every day from the Flat Rock area. Get there early to avoid the crowds.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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

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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