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Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

1928 Little River Rd., Flat Rock, NC 28731
+1 828-693-4178
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Tour of home and farm

Great tour...and I was prepared to just spend time looking at the goats. The tour guide was very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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Beautiful grounds

This site had beautiful grounds to walk through and then u can tour the house. A place that is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brandon G
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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“goat farm” (57 reviews)
“baby goats” (26 reviews)
“house tour” (48 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1928 Little River Rd., Flat Rock, NC 28731
+1 828-693-4178
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great tour...and I was prepared to just spend time looking at the goats. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The house is being renovated at this time but with her descriptions and the numerous pictures you didn't feel like you missed a thing....More

Thank Cotton1947
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This site had beautiful grounds to walk through and then u can tour the house. A place that is beyond beautiful with the water as you first arrive and as you walk up the drive and get your first view of the house and rest...More

Thank Brandon G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really had no idea what to expect when we visited Carl Sandburg's hilltop home and so we were delighted when we arrived in time for a 3:00 afternoon tour which turned out to be even more delightful and informative than we could have ever...More

Thank LongIslandMabel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a peaceful, enjoyable Saturday there, touring the house and grounds. If you're a history buff, this is a typical National Parks destination. The ranger attending the house was well informed and quite friendly. This site does have an active area where visitors can...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Carl Sandburg home is a beautiful place to visit. Be prepared to do quite a bit of walking, although there is a shuttle that can take you to the house if you can't walk it. The house tour is a must, although right now the...More

Thank cfkfr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a beautiful property. The trails are a great clean hike and the scenery from beginning to end are spectacular!! I will continue to visit every time I make it back to that area. Oh and its free!!

Thank Wendy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went after breakfast in Flat Rock for a change. We live in Asheville. What a beautiful walk to work off the morning and stretch our legs. Gorgeous granite outcroppings, lake, home, goat barn, orchard, and gardens. Recommend if you are in the area!

Thank Allisonspring
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was glad to see Sandburg's home, but was disappointed to see no furniture in the house (they are going through renovation) yet charged full price.

1  Thank perkarndt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The story of Carl Sandburg and how he and his wife came to Flat Rock make this stop worth a visit, but if you can, delay your visit until September 2017, When we visited, all the house's furnishings had been removed temporarily. Our guide did...More

Thank samanthasopoe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

How fortuitous. We visited the Carl Sandburg Home and there was a music festival going on. We spent the day listening to bluegrass music and touring the home and grounds. As there is remodeling going on, the furnishings are currently not on display. The tour...More

Thank William O
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When will the restoration be complete? We would come in August 2917-
February 5, 2017|
Response from Michael W | Reviewed this property |
The local paper says the restoration will be complete in 2018.