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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!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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