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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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Wonderful tour of home and goats. Lovely walk up the Big Glassy Mountain. Always peaceful and serene and very lovely in the fall.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Wonderful tour of home and goats. Lovely walk up the Big Glassy Mountain. Always peaceful and serene and very lovely in the fall.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The grounds are beautiful and it is a great place to walk around and relax. There is a good hike up the mountain as well as a pleasant level walk around the lower pond. There are free restrooms but sadly no means of refreshment as is sadly most often the case with the National Park service (surely it would be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

What's not to like? The grounds are practically sacred. One can almost sense the presence of America's Poet while walking through his home and property.

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North Carolina
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17 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The Sandburg Home in Flat Rock, NC is a treasure from the Sandburgs and is now run by the National Park Service. The setting, on approximately 200 acres, is very idyllic. The old farm house where the Sandburgs lived can be toured, as well as the goat barn. (Mrs. Sandburg was an enthusiast and expert on raising champion dairy goats:... More 

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Derby, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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 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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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
16 helpful votes 16 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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