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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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Hiking with the family

The home is under renovation currently but the hiking trails are perfect for a short climb to a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Relaxing day

This site is the former home of American author Carl Sandburg. It's situated on a beautiful piece... read more

Reviewed May 15, 2017
Asheville, 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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  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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1928 Little River Rd., Flat Rock, NC 28731
+1 828-693-4178
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The home is under renovation currently but the hiking trails are perfect for a short climb to a beautiful view. These are not the most challenging trails and most families should find it an easy climb. Pack a picnic and eat on top of Big...More

Thank JBMurt
Reviewed May 15, 2017

This site is the former home of American author Carl Sandburg. It's situated on a beautiful piece of land w/ creeks, a couple of lakes, his historic home, and his wife's goat farm. The goat farm is still active. Its a great place to visit...More

1  Thank Emmyfish
Reviewed May 11, 2017

I've been aware for some time that the Carl Sandburg house is under renovation, so we are waiting for a visit to the house until renovations are finished. Don't let that keep you away! You can still visit the house and the grounds. This is...More

1  Thank Levannah
Reviewed May 6, 2017

The tour guide was excellent and we learned quite a bit about the Sandburg family and their home. However, the home is under renovation (May 2017) and all the furniture in the home has been removed so they can refurbish everything. They had large pictures...More

1  Thank Gary B
Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

Part of The National Park Service, the home and estate of American poet Carl Sandburg, is a must see for anyone coming to this area. His home is kept just as he lived in it and the adjoining goat dairy farm where his wife created...More

1  Thank prestondyar
Reviewed April 12, 2017

The Parking lot is very small. The hill up to the house will get you! NOT for those out of shape, it can be done though there are well placed benches upon which to rest & contemplate the view!! The farm & barns with baby...More

Thank Carla Z
Reviewed April 4, 2017

We had a wonderful time wandering around the estate. Form the house to the historic information to the live goats, chickens, etc, you get a sense of who Carl and his wife were. Hiking trails can take you to the top of Glassy mountain. A...More

Thank onemichael
Reviewed March 31, 2017

We walked most of the property and hiked up to the summit of Glassy Mountain. Excellent birds, though my sister wasn't really interested in them. Two pileated woodpeckers, one within 10 feet from the trail, near the summit. We did not tour the house, but...More

Thank Amanda K
Reviewed March 30, 2017

Very informative and the grounds are well kept. It's a distance to walk but well worth it to take it all in. This was a very interesting, talented and intelligent individual.

Reviewed March 23, 2017

With good weather - this is a must visit location. The exterior of the house and most of the out buildings have been spruced up and renovations are well underway. Structural repairs have brought this house back to life. Window repairs and gutters will keep...More

1  Thank ptajack
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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.