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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Nice tour.

Was very interesting to take the tour of the Carl Sandburg Home and farm. Nice to see what a humble man he was. The property was donated tot he National Park Service by the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Wadsworth
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Was very interesting to take the tour of the Carl Sandburg Home and farm. Nice to see what a humble man he was. The property was donated tot he National Park Service by the family, which was a great thing to do. What a gorgeous piece of property. If you want to just tour the grounds and farm area, that... More 

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North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Carl Sandburg, one of the great voices of the common man, lived in this "estate" in simple style. The home is a keepsake of how he and Lillian lived - simple, clean, industrious. The gift shop is wonderfully stocked with audio and print books, CDs, and other mementos of your visit. Children with love visiting the working goat farm -... More 

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Brunswick, Md.
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87 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This was quite unexpected for us to find this nice little gem on a recent road trip we were on. We saw the 'brown sign' on the highway and decided to check this place out. SO worth the stop. The folks attending us were very help and very nice. A major renovation was underway to restore the home BUT the... More 

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Bethlehem, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The park service does a great job covering both Carl and Lilian and the goats! Our guide Gail was wonderful. Take the tour, pet the goats, and hike the trails.

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Jackson, Tennessee
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We spent about 2 hours here and the time flew by. The grounds are well maintained and the docents are very knowledgeable of Carl's life and his family. We enjoyed this visit very much.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Gail our tour guide was excellent. Much info in our 50 minute tour. I think it was suppose to be 30 but it ran over and we were glad. They are presently in the process of restoration. Two people working on the restoration added some information that was very interesting. Nice grounds and fun to see two baby goats born... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Talk about value for money - its FREE. I bring my kids here and they park in the petting pasture for hours. Experienced staff and new and growing animals every year make this a perfect place to learn about the animals. It is truly a must see spot - oh and without a shadow of a doubt the home is... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Disclaimer: I love history! We stopped at the Carl Sandburg Home as part of our Spring Break through the Carolinas for the purposes of my daughter writing a paper for history. We took the long walk up to the quaint home and gorgeous grounds for the tour. The cost was $5 per person - well worth it! Our guide was... More 

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Tilghman, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

There is so much to appreciate about this National Hisoric Site but it helps if you read up on Carl Sandburg before you go. Connemara was Sandburg's family home for the final 22years of his life and about a third of his literary work was accomplished in this house. This is a large, but not opulent, home. It is pretty... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My brother & his wife, my husband and I went there to see this wonderful State Park. The grounds were beautiful and well maintained. Imagine our disappointment having waited an hour for the next tour, only to hear from our guide at the beginning of our tour that the house was being refurbished so there would be no pictures hanging,... More 

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