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Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

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1928 Little River Rd, Flat Rock, NC 28731-9766
+1 828-693-4178
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Pleasant place to hike

We didn't tour the house but walked the grounds and trails and visited the 2 new baby goats who... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dolores K
Even without artifacts a worthwhile visit

You don’t necessarily need artifacts to make the home of Carl Sandburg come alive. Bob Young, our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
smmiller57
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Worthington, Ohio
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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” (70 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
LOCATION
1928 Little River Rd, Flat Rock, NC 28731-9766
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+1 828-693-4178
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We didn't tour the house but walked the grounds and trails and visited the 2 new baby goats who were 2 weeks old.

Thank Dolores K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You don’t necessarily need artifacts to make the home of Carl Sandburg come alive. Bob Young, our tour guide, made the house come to life with his narrative. The home is undergoing renovation and the books and most of the artifacts are in storage but...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a nice quiet ride in the country. Easy to find but parking was a little difficult. Small parking lot is located near the house--handicapped can park at the rear of the house. Additional parking is available but is a long walk.. Even parking...More

Thank Edward W
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Reviewed February 19, 2018

The Carl Sandburg home is a national historic site operated by the National Park Service. The main house was built in 1839 as a summer home for Christopher Memminger of Charleston, SC. After passing through several owners, the property was on the market in 1945...More

Thank D2958ZXgarym
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Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

The national park site helped me to understand the man who wrote so much. Those that work there were very helpful. Beware, the visitor center is next to the house.

Thank Susan M
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Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

While in Hendersonville, my wife and I went out and visited the Sandburg estate, it was great. Hearing the history and the stories about Mrs Sandberg was really interesting. We loved the goats, especially going in the barn and petting them. If you have children,...More

Thank blmopar
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Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

Quick trip! We spent about 2.5 hours here walking through various buildings (we didn’t make it into the main house as I believe that had a cost). Visiting the out buildings and the goats was free. The boys loved petting the goats.

Thank n8dagr8
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

I used their trails for my morning exercise, but didn't get to visit the house itself. Still enjoyed it very much.

Thank Pickyhonestgirl
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Reviewed December 6, 2017

For those who love history, animals and also love American writers, this is a wonderful place to visit. The home is currently under renovation so the furniture has been removed but you can still tour it. The fun part is the farm itself with goats...More

Thank Ruth K
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Reviewed November 27, 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed visited the Carl Sandburg property. The house was empty so I was disappointed that it wasn’t furnished. It was nice to be able to walk through. I was surprised at the bookshelves literally all over the house! My favorite part was the farm,...More

Thank Bethany H
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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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