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Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

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Great Day Trip

This is a great spot to get out and enjoy Nature. If you need an afternoon break , or Weekend... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hendersonville, North Carolina
Go for the goats!

We just happened to be in the area and decided to explore, as I had never actually been here... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Weaverville, 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.
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1928 Little River Rd, Flat Rock, NC 28731-9766
+1 828-693-4178
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great spot to get out and enjoy Nature. If you need an afternoon break , or Weekend Daytrip this is a nice spot. Visit the home and learn about the home of Carl Sandberg.. Or Visit the goat barn, Hike around the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just happened to be in the area and decided to explore, as I had never actually been here, surprisingly. We went on the tour of the house, which is still currently under renovation, so be mindful of that if you’re coming in the next...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed December 1, 2018

This historic site was an incredible learning experience for my wife and I. Sure, we've heard of Carl Sandburg, but really knew nothing about this great man. I remembered that he was a poet. But he was also a folk singer/musician, a novelist, biographer, and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

A friend recommended this to my daughter and I while we were visiting, and we were delighted with the visit. The fall leaves around the property were beautiful and the trails very scenic. The tour was very interesting and educational, as I didn’t know much...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Four of us decided to tour the Carl Sandburg Home on the spur of the moment. What a great decision! Even though there was no furniture or books (on the scores of bookshelves!) we still enjoyed the tour. The guide was specific and thorough without...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Beautiful grounds and hiking trails. The peak top is obstructed by trees. But great trails and they can be quite a workout.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank IgnacioW976
Reviewed October 31, 2018

We visited the site, but did not pay for the house tour itself. It was enough to wander on the grounds, look at the goats, and take pictures of the pond reflecting the trees in the water. Very restful.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank putnik123
Reviewed October 14, 2018

I really enjoyed visiting this place. The home is very well maintained and the grounds are beautiful with many variety of flowers. Even though many people where there the day we visited. You still get a since of serene and calm. I expect that is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Melissa B
Reviewed October 5, 2018

The house wasn't open for tours when we visited. Watched a short video on Sandburg which was interesting. Photos of the inside of the house would not make me come back, but the trails and the walk around the lake are lovely and invigorating.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Charles C
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Perhaps Carl Sandburg is most famous for his poem "Chicago," his word picture of the city of his youth. He lived a long and productive life, maybe more like several lives, leading to his home in Flat Rock. Connemara sits high on a hill, so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Cindy D
June 17, 2018|
Response from J0Mark | Reviewed this property |
YES,it is. Carl Sandburg moved to Flat Rock, NC in his 50’s, and eventually died there.
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.
February 5, 2017|
Response from Michael W | Reviewed this property |
The local paper says the restoration will be complete in 2018.