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“Fun Saturday hike adventure” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
1928 Little River Rd., Flat Rock, Flat Rock, NC 28731
828/693-4178
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Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Flat Rock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: A tour through the home of poet Carl Sandburg.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“Fun Saturday hike adventure”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Had a wonderful visit with my two sisters and took a great hike up to see the goats! Such a fun place to return to time and time again!

Visited November 2012
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Duluth, Georgia
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“Nice grounds and house”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Wifey and i were going to a couple of stores on a Sunday morning, but they opened at noon. This site opens at 9 a.m. so we went over to kill a couple of hours.

The grounds consist of the house ($5 guided tour - worth it), the barn area, and the walking trails.

The house is well preserved since Sandburg's wife left everything behind when she sold the house to the Park Service. The guide was knowledgeable and answered all my questions. The visitor center is in the basement of the house.

The barn area is where the goats are kept. Depending on when you are there, the goats are in the barn, adjacent pastures, or some nearby pens. One note -- if you are a gun carrier, the PASTURES are marked with Federal No Firearms signage. Odd.

There are also five miles of walking trails. The grounds are hilly so the walks can be strenuous, but the area is quite pretty.

Visited October 2012
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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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“Heaven”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Loved Big glassy rock trail. Decent facilities near the parking lot.
Other shorter trails to choose from, all are nicely marked.
Beautiful grounds. You may enjoy the goats also.

Visited October 2012
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Franklin, North Carolina
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“History in our backyard”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We took a day trip from Franklin to the Carl Sandburg home. The guided tour was so informative. The home has been kept with every detail as it was the day they left. Purse on the chair, papers on the table etc... the grounds are beautiful. We even got a stamp in our National Park passport :)

Visited September 2012
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Summerville, South Carolina
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“Almost heaven, Connemara”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Both my husband and I are fans of Sandburg and visiting his home was something really special for us. The climb up to the house is quite strenuous (the sign was NOT kidding), especially for someone with creaky knees, but more than worth it when you reach the house. The views are spectacular! This is very much a house--you can tell they loved it. It's as though they just stepped out to feed the goats or walk the property. We both could feel his presence.

The goats are neat as well. They're descendants of Mrs. Sandburg's prize-winning herd & though they were more interested in the grass than us, it was still neat to see them.

Visited October 2012
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