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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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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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Great for the whole family!

So much to see and do I wish I'd had more time. I definitely plan on going back. The hiking trails vary in difficulty, the house is beautiful and fascinating! So much to be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Meredith K
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Woodstock, Georgia
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Woodstock, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

So much to see and do I wish I'd had more time. I definitely plan on going back. The hiking trails vary in difficulty, the house is beautiful and fascinating! So much to be learned about Carl Sandburg. I had no idea some of the interesting things about him and his family. A librarian's dream in his home! And then... More 

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Heathrow, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We "stumbled" upon the Carl Sandburg Home site and decided to pay a visit to learn more about this famous American writer, etc. We took the house and farm tour and found it a very interesting way to spend about 1.5 hours.

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raleigh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

went for a walk through some glorious forest paths on a rainy day. Just fun on a marked path thru this area. We saw the outside of the home as a tour fee is required for interior entry. The walk was pleasant and you can see where he got his poetic inspiration from by seeing his home.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Grounds and property of writer, philosopher, musician, political activist Carl Sandburg and his family can be toured. Cost for tour of the house was only $5.00 but you can visit the goat barn for free and walk the grounds which includes trails t/o the property. Great views of mountains and woods around home. Goats are fun for all but kids... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We came and walked the trails and went to the goat barn. It was a great experience. The property is well maintained and the staff we encountered was very friendly and knowledgable. We would definitely come back another time when we had more time and tour the home. No admission fee to walk the grounds. There are two bathrooms, one... More 

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Owosso, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I spent a couple of hours here touring the home and visiting the goats. Be prepared for a long uphill walk to the house or call for assistance. Unfortunately, many of Sandburg's belongings were being packed in preparation for some renovation work, but I still saw his typewriter and a few of the 15,000 books he owned. A visit with... More 

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Travelers Rest, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We live about 20 minutes from the Carl Sandburg house and my daughter volunteers here, so I'm probably somewhat biased. That said, the property is very pretty and nice place to walk. I've never actually toured the house despite visiting probably a dozen times. I always just enjoy the grounds and visiting the goats. There are picnic tables near the... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I am a huge fan of visiting NPS sites, but I had ignored this one for years despite it being very close to a route that we frequently travel. It just didn't seem like my kind of thing. Heading home from SC, we had some extra time so we stopped. This turned out to be one of my favorite NPS... More 

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North, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Carl Sandburg Home is one of my favorite places to visit. It is a national park with a parking lot. You can walk the trails for a short walk around the lake, a medium walk around little glassy mountain, or a big walk all the way to the top of Glassy Mountain. WHAT VIEWS !!!.(no cost) You can take a... More 

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Columbus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Great place to go for a hike, however there is no longer a view from overlook at the top of Glassy Mountain. The trees have grown and blocked what once was an amazing view.

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Additional Information about Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

Address: 1928 Little River Rd., Flat Rock, Flat Rock, NC 28731
Phone Number: 828/693-4178
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Flat Rock
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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