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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 site helped me to understand the man who wrote so much

The national park site helped me to understand the man who wrote so much. Those that work there... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Susan M
Warren, Michigan
via mobile
Great Piece Of History

While in Hendersonville, my wife and I went out and visited the Sandburg estate, it was great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Beaufort, South 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 via mobile

The national park site helped me to understand the man who wrote so much. Those that work there were very helpful. Beware, the visitor center is next to the house.

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While in Hendersonville, my wife and I went out and visited the Sandburg estate, it was great. Hearing the history and the stories about Mrs Sandberg was really interesting. We loved the goats, especially going in the barn and petting them. If you have children,...More

Thank blmopar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quick trip! We spent about 2.5 hours here walking through various buildings (we didn’t make it into the main house as I believe that had a cost). Visiting the out buildings and the goats was free. The boys loved petting the goats.

Thank n8dagr8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I used their trails for my morning exercise, but didn't get to visit the house itself. Still enjoyed it very much.

Thank Pickyhonestgirl
Reviewed 7 December 2017

For those who love history, animals and also love American writers, this is a wonderful place to visit. The home is currently under renovation so the furniture has been removed but you can still tour it. The fun part is the farm itself with goats...More

Thank Ruth K
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed visited the Carl Sandburg property. The house was empty so I was disappointed that it wasn’t furnished. It was nice to be able to walk through. I was surprised at the bookshelves literally all over the house! My favorite part was the farm,...More

Thank Bethany H
Reviewed 26 November 2017

I was so disappointed at the Carl Sandburg house, that's right, it's a house, not a home. While the beautiful property , rolling hills, hiking trails, and a few goats are beautiful, you're actually visiting a big empty old house. Not much to see in...More

Thank Lorenzo1317
Reviewed 11 November 2017

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 10 November 2017

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 8 November 2017

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
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Christopher T
16 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.