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Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

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Address: 1928 Little River Rd., Flat Rock, NC 28731
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+1 828-693-4178
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Lovely Day

Love the nature, the park, unexpectedly enjoyed the goats, they were so sweet and relaxing. Enjoyed the walk around the pond the most. Very beautiful.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Flat Rock, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Didnt care much for the whole house thing, it was poorly done, staff was not friendly, goats were sick once, it was cold once, just didnt find it that enjoyable but am not a huge fan of Mr Sandburg to be honest.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the nature, the park, unexpectedly enjoyed the goats, they were so sweet and relaxing. Enjoyed the walk around the pond the most. Very beautiful.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had been to this Historic Site before. On this visit I was taking a friend and the house had been emptied of all contents which was disappointing. On my previous visit, the house looked like the Sandburgs still lived there and had just left for the day. Everything was left in the house ...books, furniture, etc. So it made... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

What a charming place! I didn't know much about Carl Sandburg before finding this historic site. The house is fascinating and the grounds are beautiful! If you like to walk, it is a calming and peaceful place for a stroll or hike!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

We loved the grounds, the home is beautiful, and the tour guide was excellent! We also enjoyed visiting with the goats!

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Rainsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Even if you are not familiar with Sandburg, the tour was wonderful. Most people are unfamiliar with Mrs Sandburg and all her achievements. Very interesting and beautiful place. I was disappointed that all the furnishings and belongings had been removed from the home because renovations are about to begin. Hoping to return someday when it's finished and everything back in... More 

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Kerrville, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

This was an interesting visit in that the house was under complete renovations and upgrades with all contents in storage at the time. Even at that the guided tour was very informative and the docent did a fine job. We enjoyed the walk to the house and surrounding farm buildings. I was able to create some excellent photo images which... More 

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Thank Bill M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

This home reminds me so much of my grandmother's house when I was a child. Everything is kept as it was when it was Mr Sandburg's home. It was like stepping back in time: The pen where the animals were kept; the big kitchen were canning was done, the iron beds....the walking tour was very interesting and informative. Our guide... More 

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north carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

We stopped here when we were in Flat Rock to see a show and didn't know what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed our visit including the indoor tour we paid for. There are no books inside now as they restore the home so we look forward to going back when the restoration is complete. There is... More 

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Greenwood, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

We hiked this area several years ago but were unable to this past November. We highly recommend a visit if in the area.

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