Though we had visited Flat Rock several times, we had never stopped at the Carl Sandburg Home. This visit it happened to be a lovely winter day and my daughter was curious as to its suitability for a middle school class trip. As you enter, there is a lovely pond encircled by a walking path. Another rather steep path leads up to the house. The drive is steep but an easier walk. There is a visitor's center with gift shop at the rear of the house. You can sign up for a tour of the house. The tour takes about 35-40 minutes and is quite interesting. Even my grandchildren though it was not boring. Because the house is set up exactly as it was when the Sandburg Family lived there, one can almost imagine the great poet writing. Also of interest is the farm behind the house where Lillian, Mrs. Sandburg, raised prize-winning milking goats. Beyond the house and farm are many paths into the woods open to visitors. I think this is a wonderful place to visit over and over when the weather is nice.
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