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“What a charming place!”

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
Ranked #2 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.
Lewisville, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
289 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“What a charming place!”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

I've visited this site several times in the past but the last visit was special. It was raining, which lent a particular ambience to everything. The grounds were peaceful, the gardens beautiful in bloom & a bonus was visiting with the goats & their newborns. I wanted to walk the trail to the top of the mountain & did so but the view was socked in with fog from the rain. This estate is well worth your time to put on your list of 'must see'.

Visited May 2014
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Lovely site”
Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

As other reviewers have mentioned, the trails and the goat farm are very beautiful and fun. We did do the house tour, which we thought was too talky, with too much scripted stuff about Sandburg and not quite enough about the house itself. But it was great to be able to see the house, and the tour is the only way you can do that. It is $5, but only $3 for seniors. If I went back, I'd go for the trails and never mind the house.

Visited June 2014
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Greenville, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
146 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Always a pleasant visit”
Reviewed June 12, 2014

Like stepping back in time to the 50's. Everytime we go thru the house we see something that we had missed before. Always fun to visit with the baby goats this time of year.

Visited June 2014
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
165 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Our Western NC Adventure 2014”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

if you are a walker/hiker this is the place to go. if you have kids, the goat barn is fun. very scenic. buy some of the goat milk fudge from the visitor center it's really yummy.

Visited May 2014
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St. Augustine, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
96 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Wonderful visit”
Reviewed May 25, 2014

This was a great way to spend the day. The house was a wonderful tour and the grounds were very well kept. The goats were so sweet (there were new twins when we visited). Everything and everyone was well informed and eager to show and tell. They DO NOT accept the age 62 and over free pass for National Parks, but we felt it was worth it.

Visited May 2014
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