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Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

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Address: 81 Carl Sandburg Lane, Flat Rock, NC 28731
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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A Romantic Visit on a Rainy Day

My date and I strolled around the grounds and just as we entered the house, the skies opened and released a torrential downpour. Did it spoil our visit? No way! We love kisses in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Chip E
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Canton, North Carolina
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Galway, Ireland
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Home was being renovated, so didn't visit that, enjoyed a nice hike up Glassy Mountain trail. Pretty piece of property.

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Thank Kerry O
Canton, North Carolina
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My date and I strolled around the grounds and just as we entered the house, the skies opened and released a torrential downpour. Did it spoil our visit? No way! We love kisses in the rain! Although time didn't allow, we missed the tour, but thoroughly enjoyed the video presentations. Renovations were in progress, and they weren't a problem either.... More 

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Thank Chip E
New York City, New York
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31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent an afternoon visiting here with friends. We found the tour guide to be very informative. Unfortunately, this home is under renovation and it was almost completely empty. The grounds are lovely and we viewed an interesting cheese making demonstration following the tour. I was disappointed we were unable to see the goats on this property because it was... More 

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Thank Tessa35
Pensacola, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For those that need some assistance walking, you can call for a shuttle to take you from the parking lot and deliver you to the house or barn. The goats are funny and friendly. I wish I had their vegetable garden! The house was under renovation with no furniture when we were there, but we were still able to walk... More 

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Thank DrDeanFl
Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hidden gem was home to one of America's great poets and Pulitzer Prize winning writers, Carl Sandburg. The beautiful solitude of Connemara served as both home and farm for the Sandburg family. More than one third of Sandburg's published works were written during his 22 years in North Carolina. His grandchildren romped through the meadows and climbed the mountain... More 

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Thank Mary G
Greenville, South Carolina
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very peaceful walk up the hill and ample parking. They really take care of the place and grounds. The goats are a must see!

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to visit with family, Kids spent a lot of time with the goats who all have names. Fun walk around the property and lake.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the home because my niece is performing in the Rootabaga Express performed at the open aire theatre next to the house. It is a must see if you have small children, the performance is about what Sandburg wrote about, and it has just been re-written and choreographed and directed. Great thing to catch while there, I think on Thursdays... More 

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Thank KShad
Palmer, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this little place by accident and what a treat!great for families that have little ones as there are goats to pet! Nice historic property with walking trails. Bring a picnic there are tables! Will visit again. If you love history this is a must. Easy walk, cool historic house.

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Thank Ivypetals
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful home filled with history! The tour guides are very informative. You can even take home small souvenirs and taste some goat cheese made from the goat's milk there. A great place for a day out.

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