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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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The Sandburg Goats made our vacation

In full disclosure - I volunteer at the Goat Barn at the Carl Sandburg Home so maybe I'm a little... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ellen S
Flat Rock, North Carolina
History, nature and peace all wrapped up together.

The grounds are beautiful! A walk around the lake is a wonderful way to relax and refresh. Or... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ruth S
Flat Rock, 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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“house tour” (52 reviews)
“his wife” (42 reviews)
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1928 Little River Rd., Flat Rock, NC 28731
+1 828-693-4178
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In full disclosure - I volunteer at the Goat Barn at the Carl Sandburg Home so maybe I'm a little biased - maybe. But the title of my review is a direct quote from a Washington DC couple visiting us on Thursday - they stopped...More

Thank Ellen S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The grounds are beautiful! A walk around the lake is a wonderful way to relax and refresh. Or stroll up the hill to the barns and spend some time watching and petting the goats. Their ears are like velvet! Taking an hour to tour the...More

Thank Ruth S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot put into words just how lovely this place was yesterday. The fall leaves have changed and yet the temperatures are still blissful for the first week of November. We hiked up to the house ( which will be open again for tours in...More

Thank Jan J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What I first noticed is this park is a GREAT place for locals to walk and hike. And to the credit of the park and the property itself, it is beautiful! Parking area is small and can be a problem finding a spot if busy:(...More

Thank Jayjay099
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tacked this visit onto a day of hiking so we didn’t take full advantage of this beautiful place. The walk up bit the house / goat farm is steep but short and there are plenty of benches for resting. They feed the goats at...More

Thank LRR2222
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although the house is undergoing renovations, I still enjoyed the very informative house tour. Learned a lot about Carl Sandburg and his fascinating wife Paula. Book store/gift shop were very nice, and the films they show about about Carl Sandburg were well done. The grounds...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful house and grounds. To take the “inside” tour, it is not free and not very frequent. The video in the “visitor’s Center” is interesting, as is the goat barn and the activities of Mrs.Sandburg. All in all, a nice place to visit, more for...More

Thank klsnclp
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Even without the furniture, it is an interesting tour of a historic home. We loved the beauty of the grounds and came back a second time to experience it all again. We will be back in the future. Lovely place!

Thank Kristina P
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This peaceful home of the Carl Sandburg family is a must-see. The historic home is undergoing work and I was not able to visit it but I viewed some informative and insightful videos and Carl Sandburg, his work, and his family.

Thank Gloria L
Reviewed 27 September 2017

We did not tour the house, as during our visit to the house/farm the furnishings were not in the house so we opted to skip the house tour. There is a small parking lot and from there you must walk up hill to reach the...More

Thank iluvgreen
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Christopher T
15 August 2017|
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Response from jgteacher | Reviewed this property |
On the property, yes. in the barn, goat pasture and housr no, but the trails sre great for pets.
5 February 2017|
Response from Michael W | Reviewed this property |
The local paper says the restoration will be complete in 2018.