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Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

1928 Little River Rd, Flat Rock, NC 28731-9766
+1 828-693-4178
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Historically was a great visit but was light on depth

The home and property was beautiful (despite all the furniture out for a remodel). The story of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Joni_FL
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Wonderful Park

Dog friendly and plenty of well designed walking paths. Visit the goats, a hit with children, for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
GolfingGuyHere
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Flat Rock, North Carolina
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Home of poet Carl Sandburg and his family. Located on 264-acres in Western North Carolina. The site includes 5-miles of hiking trails, a dairy goat farm and offers daily tours of the Sandburg Home.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“goat farm” (72 reviews)
“house tour” (52 reviews)
“his wife” (42 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1928 Little River Rd, Flat Rock, NC 28731-9766
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+1 828-693-4178
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The home and property was beautiful (despite all the furniture out for a remodel). The story of Carl Sandburg is all American. The property is going thru a remodel, so no furniture was in place. The tour guide was friendly, but they need to focus...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Dog friendly and plenty of well designed walking paths. Visit the goats, a hit with children, for free. Short hikes or longer hikes. All well marked.

Thank GolfingGuyHere
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Carl Sandburg Home and National Historic Site has something for everyone. Visiting the home is a wonderful educational visit. Hiking up to to the top of Glassy is fun and scenic. You'll love the view up there. What you might not expect is how...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hiking to the top of Old Glassy is always a highlight of the trip to Carl Sandburg's home!! The uphill climb is worth it! And, don't miss the goats!!

Thank Jeffery P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was impressed with how much I learned about the wife of Carl Sandburg. I did not know she was famous in her own rights.. This farm, is also a sort of Petting Zoo for goats.. While we were here, the house was completely gutted...More

Thank Graendahl
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Carl Sandburg home sits on about 270 acres. There are lovely hiking paths, the house itself, and a farm area where goats are raised. The house is undergoing rennovations just now, but is still open for tours. The tour was interesting due to a...More

Thank J0Mark
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great and enthusiastic tour by NPS Rangers. I learned so much about the Sandburgs. Much more to it than I thought. Great place to walk around. And the goats were darling. Wonderful peaceful setting. They should expand the tour to the OUTSIDE GROUNDS especially since...More

1  Thank rottenreba
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This site is impressive even with all the renovating. Make sure you see the goat farm. The volunteers put a lot of effort into their presentation. Bring your camera and binoculars. Wear "good walking shoes". It is all up hill from the parking lot.

Thank qed982
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

Beautiful area and well maintained trails, perfect for a little exercise and sites. Be sure to hike up to Glassy Mountain for some peace and quiet, and a lovely view on the rock.

Thank R84L
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Reviewed May 4, 2018

The house is in the final stages of renovations by the National Park Service. So, the furniture and fixtures were missing when our group toured the house. However, we had an amazing docent who not only brought his life and the history of the home...More

1  Thank Often_on_road
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Cindy D
June 17, 2018|
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Response from J0Mark | Reviewed this property |
YES,it is. Carl Sandburg moved to Flat Rock, NC in his 50’s, and eventually died there.
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Christopher T
August 15, 2017|
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Response from jgteacher | Reviewed this property |
On the property, yes. in the barn, goat pasture and housr no, but the trails sre great for pets.
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KittyBeth1
February 5, 2017|
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Response from Michael W | Reviewed this property |
The local paper says the restoration will be complete in 2018.
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