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Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

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Address: 1928 Little River Rd., Flat Rock, NC 28731
Phone Number: +1 828-693-4178
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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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Beautiful and Fasinating Home

The Carl Sandbury Home is well worth an afternoon visit to Flat Rock. Currently the house is being renovated, but the tour with the docent, and photographs of the interior of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Carl Sandbury Home is well worth an afternoon visit to Flat Rock. Currently the house is being renovated, but the tour with the docent, and photographs of the interior of the home made the Sandburgs come to life. Our docent shared interesting antedotes about the entire family, and how they lived at Connemara. The grounds are remarkable in the... More 

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Dallas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful estate, historically informative and restful. The place to visit if you're a fan of Carl Sandburg or want to learn more about him.

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Flat rock, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I mostly go to Carl Sandburg's for the trails. There is a long trail up to Big Glassy Mountain which is about 1 1/4 mile long. There is also Little Glassy that's not as long or as steep. If you want to exercise on a scenic route, this is a good option.

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Titusville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this place while on a trip to see family. It is set in a beautiful part of NC and was really beautiful. (Sadly, they are renovating the house and all the furniture is in storage. We had a photograph of what it DOES look like. Seeing Mrs. Sandburg's goats was fun!

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Thank marcia t
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a worthwhile visit . Sandberg lived here for over twenty years...and the site is beautiful. Learn more about the poet and the man here. Plan on spending at least a couple of hours. It is worth your time if you are interested in learning about an American literary giant. Ranks up there with Thoreau and his Walden Pond...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An absolutely must. We were surprised how great it was and he tour was included in the fee and it was fascinating. Lots of walking so wear walking shoes. Uphill to get to the house.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Living in the area, I have been several times and always find something interesting. The grounds are beautiful and yes, there is a lot of walking with hills. Goats are adorable and roam in a pasture at the old barn. Tour of the house is amazing. As a teacher, I took 8th graders here on a field trip. The one... More 

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La Crosse Va
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Extremely beautiful, house tour great. The goats are a must see for children and even adults. Wonderful hiking trails.

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

To access the house, one must walk a considerable distance uphill. There is a shuttle but that involves a wait. You cannot see the house unless you join an organized tour. The property is lovely, however, and definitely worth the effort.

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Thank Mike K
North Georgia, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Lots to see here and to learn about Carl Sandburg. Also, kids and adults alike love to visit the goats on the property.

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