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Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

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Address: 1928 Little River Rd, Flat Rock, NC 28731-9766
Phone Number: 18286934178
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Home of poet Carl Sandburg and his family. Located on 264-acres in Western...

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.

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Nice walk around nature and history. (Can catch a ride on the trolley). Has bathroom facilities and water fountains. Nice paved area to walk. Can tour the house (for a fee) and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Tammie J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice walk around nature and history. (Can catch a ride on the trolley). Has bathroom facilities and water fountains. Nice paved area to walk. Can tour the house (for a fee) and shop In little store. Everything else is free. Goat farm, garden, outside of house, pond, has a walking trail.

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Thank Tammie J
Winder, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautiful home and great experience. I also enjoyed seeing the goats at the dairy barn. My only problem with this was that it is not very handicapped accessible and my Mother was not able to walk to the house. It does require walking on uneven terrain. If I could have parked closer to the house or gift shop she would... More 

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Thank bkat60
Flat Rock, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When you walk through these rooms, you live the life of Carl and his family atop this beautiful mountain. One could see how he could write such wonderful works in this setting...and then, wander outside to walk among the goats...(Mts Sandburg raised them on the property.)

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Thank Donna J
Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice hiking area and easy to get to from downtown. House was closed but gift shop open. Lots of good information from rangers.

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Thank eric20133102
Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really love a casual visit to walk the paths here. There are nice easy trails, a lovely barn with goats, and it is a great place to walk your dog! I come here often just to walk around the pond and enjoy nature. Highly recommend a visit if nearby.

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Thank 9Susan9
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tourists should see it as well, if only to learn about the Sandburgs and their retirement home. I enjoy hiking Big Glassy Mountain once a month or so. Everything except the house tour is free. Downside would be limited parking, but don't let that keep you away.

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Manama, Bahrain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a great short hike into a small sanctuary to see the goats and relax in the country side. About a twenty minute hike, relatively strenuous, but simple for a healthy person and children.

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new jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the time to visit this home! Awesome grounds and hiking trails. Stop by the goat barn to learn more about the goats while you pet them. Tour the Sandburg home and learn his story. If you like the outdoors plan to spend time wandering the grounds

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Home onevl week da afternoon. The parking lot was full and we reluctantly had to park partly in the entrance of the lot. One of our group was struggling with a foot injury and found the walk to the house to be overly strenuous it was not until we returned to the pakring lot we notice a... More 

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Thank JIMC41
New Bern, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You don't have to be a poet or history buff to enjoy this place. There was an informative volunteer guide who provided much information. Nice souvenir/bookshop and helpful attendants. Connemara as it is called, was idyllic. However , it is undergoing renovations now and for another year or so. The home was left with everything there, but most of that... More 

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