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Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

1928 Little River Rd., Flat Rock, Flat Rock, NC 28731
828/693-4178
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Flat Rock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: A tour through the home of poet Carl Sandburg.
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: A tour through the home of poet Carl Sandburg.

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Derby, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I often feel there's a "Guardian Angel" with us when my husband & I travel & this turned out to be the case when we visited the CS Home in Flat Rock. The "angel's name" was Sandy, one of the National Parks Services' guides at the site who gave us a terrific tour. As it was the beginning of December... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I was visiting the Asheville NC area and always love to visit National Park Service sites. Carl Sandburg's home/property sounded interesting to learn more about his life, but when I found out his wife's goat ranch was still there I had to go!! I really have a fondness for goats, they are such sweet and fun animals. The park service... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

After finding that our grandchildren did not know who Carl Sandburg was or what he did, we decided to take them to Connemara. They loved seeing his home and all the thousands of books. We had a really informative tour with the docent who brought the Sandburg family to life and we could just imagine them writing, entertaining guests, and... More 

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Southport, NC, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

One cannot help but to be impressed with his collection of books, and the memorabilia of the life and times of Carl Sandburg. The docent was very knowledgeable and engaging. One of the advantages of a winter's visit it that my wife and I were the only ones on the tour. There is not a lot of space in the... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

How lucky we are to have this national park at our disposal! I highly recommend visiting the Sandburg home when you're in the area. After his death, it was left pretty much intact as when he and his family lived there. We arrived in a torrent of rain, so we couldn't walk the trails on the majestic 264-acre property. I... More 

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Tuxedo, North Carolina
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7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

something for the whole family; culture, baby goats to pet, flower and vegetable gardens, and hiking with pristine vistas! HINT: Be sure to check out the basement of the Sandburg home to see an original AGA cooker, even more evidence that Carl was an "early adopter" of technology

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Asheville, NC
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19 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is a lovely spot where you can take a walk or even a serious hike. The grounds include multiple trails and a trail around a beautiful small lake. The house itself is also quite interesting, since the interior has been preserved in the 1950s style of the resident Sandburgs. A goat farm (Mrs. Sandburg raised goats) adds to the... More 

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Phoenix
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123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We visited while in the Asheville area. The home is easy enough to find in Flat Rock, but after parking, we were a little confused about how to get to the visitor center and home. Signage could have been a little better. Carl Sandberg and his wife purchased this home in 1945 and he lived there the rest of his... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

A beautiful setting, great history, hikes; extraordinary individual. Carl Sandburg is a national treasure. His very simple lifestyle is appropriately preserved in this modest home. The views are stupendous.

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I recently visited Asheville to see a friend and she took me to the Carl Sandburg home in Flat Rock NC.We took the guided tour and the guide was very informative and answered questions along the way. Every room in the home is filled to the max with books. After the tour we walked around the peaceful grounds, visited Mrs... More 

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