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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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A tour through the home of poet Carl Sandburg.

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Watch out for the Goats

Not knowing anything about Carl Sandburg, we stopped on our way home from TN. The Rangers were very friendly and the visitor center is small, but has two films. The house is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
NJKonthego
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Hampton, New Jersey
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Hampton, New Jersey
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42 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not knowing anything about Carl Sandburg, we stopped on our way home from TN. The Rangers were very friendly and the visitor center is small, but has two films. The house is currently being renovated so we did not take the tour. We took a shorter walk around the grounds, which has lovely views. The walk up to the house... More 

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Thank NJKonthego
Flat Rock, North Carolina
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit, hike and see the baby goats in the spring. Just about everything in the house has been kept as it was when Mr Sandburg lived in it and the tour was very informative and interesting. The grounds are beautifully kept and just a nice place to take a walk. Our Grandchildren loved to... More 

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Thank Red119
Westminster
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39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well done set up of Sandburg's life and work. Home was well restored. The grounds around the home are also very impressive and contain several hiking trails.

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Thank chuckland
Asheville, North Carolina
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like running here. It's safe, with lots of trails and nature to see. You can tour the house, but I actually find the writer Carl Sandburg boring. I find this as a nice community nature area.

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Thank Jennifer H
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73 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is most definitely a place you have to visit when you're in the area. It's good for those that like to get outdoors and hike a little bit - kind of like Carl Sandburg. The trail of the big lassie is a must. I do it every time I'm in town - I like to run up and then... More 

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Thank Jack W
Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

The Carl Sandburg house is a bit off the beaten path, but well worth the visit. It is currently undergoing renovation, but many of the artifacts are still available for viewing. The grounds provide an excellent outdoor activity and are quite interesting. His library is amazing to see.

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Thank Richard W
Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Our family visited the Carl Sandburg home on a lovely fall day. They were giving tours of the home for a small fee, and we decided to participate. They happily took our money without any warning of what would come. First of all, the home was being renovated. A little construction would not have bothered anyone, but the entire house... More 

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Thank laura b
Landisville, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

This is a great place for walking! The grounds and parking are free. There's a nominal cost to tour the house. You'll learn about Sandburg and also his wife's interest in goat herding. There's a goat herd that kids can interact with. The home is historical and was built by Secretary of the Treasury for the Confederacy. History, literature, walking... More 

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Thank PattyMcC7
Birmingham, Alabama
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Arrived to find the house is closed for renovations. Family belongings being packed up! After 11/20, house will be open again, but furnishings will not be in home until renovations are finished... Grounds and trails are great!

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Thank cfw2014
NC
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59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

My daughter and I awoke to a beautiful autumn day. With all the trips we both had to Flat Rock, we had never visited the Carl Sandburg site, so we decided ‘today is the day’. It was about 9 AM when we pulled into the parking lot to find that there were already some visitors there. As we walked to... More 

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