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Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Flat Rock
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Pittsboro, North Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Don't miss this site!”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

Beautiful site! We enjoyed the goats and the volunteers were informative. We took the house tour with a wonderful guide -- don't miss it! It gives you insight into Carl Sandburg and his family.

Visited May 2013
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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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5 reviews
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“Great History and Nature”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

Guided tour, nice grounds, not far from the city but a bit of a steep walk if you are disabled or older in order to get up to the house. Has walking trails.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“A beautiful glimpse into another time.”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

The grounds are lovely, the house tour very interesting and it has been left just as it was when the Sandburg family lived there. Mrs. Sandburg had a goat dairy and this part of the excursion is very nice for children because the lady park rangers encourage touching the animals. Cars are parked at the foot of the hill, so be prepared for a short, but steep hike. House tour is $5.00, the rest is free including parking. A mountain gem for sure!

Visited May 2013
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Fulton, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
178 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Surprise gem of our Asheville visit”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

The sandwich guy at Starbucks recommended the Sandburg house and we're glad he did. Maybe a half hour outside of Asheville, the house is a Park Service site and very well run and maintained. The walk from the parking lot is really an uphill hike- not for the very young or very old. The videos are different from those we saw at Thomas Wolfe or Montpelier because they included footage of Sandburg and his wife.The tour guide (a volunteer) carried a small notebook with her and quoted Sandburg's works from it at appropriate moments during the tour. The house is filled with Sandburg's possessions left just as Lillian left them when she sold it after his death. Look and listen for the June 1967 calendar in Lillian's office in the house- one of the most poignant parts of the tour. A visit to the goats is a must do part of the tour. We saw 10 baby goats and enjoyed learning that they are descended from Lillian's prize winning herd.

Visited May 2013
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Mills River, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Another well kept secret in Flat Rock NC”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

By all means when in the area take a full day and spend it at the Carl sanburg Home and National Historic Site, One thing to remember if you have trouble climbing up the drive just pick up the phone and they will come get you or tell you how to drive up

Visited April 2013
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