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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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Even without the furniture, it is an interesting tour of a historic home. We loved the beauty of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kristina P
Beautiful home, goat farm, and grounds

This peaceful home of the Carl Sandburg family is a must-see. The historic home is undergoing work... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gloria L
Austin, Texas, USA
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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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“goat farm” (67 reviews)
“baby goats” (29 reviews)
“house tour” (50 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1928 Little River Rd., Flat Rock, NC 28731
+1 828-693-4178
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really wanted to go here, but found out the furniture was moved out for renovations. Disappointed.

Thank Brenda M
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Nice place with a variety of trails you can choose from. Playing with the goats was fun and walking around the farm. Restrooms available at the bottom up the trail and up at the house. We didn't get the tour of the house so I...More

Thank debed-ILLINOIS
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

The tour was of an empty house so we gave it a pass. I guess all the furniture and artifacts are removed for some sort of restoration. We did visit the store and goat farm. Not a total loss

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 5 September 2017

A beautiful Park that displays Carl sandburg's home and farm including his wife's prize-winning goats. Admission to the house is free until next year because they have removed all the furniture while they renovate it. It is still an interesting tour as they have lots...More

1  Thank Pamela N
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We really enjoyed out visit. There is a .3 mile mainly, uphill, walk to the house from parking but there is a number to call if you need assistance. The house is being renovated so all the items have been moved out. The day we...More

1  Thank RaleighNCtravel
Reviewed 16 August 2017

There is so much to do here. Tour of Carl Sanburgs home. Visit with the goats (kids love this). All levels of hiking trails, with amazing views. Or, just sit by the lake and relax.

Thank joyce828
Reviewed 14 August 2017

After finding a spot in a rather small parking lot, we prepared ourselves for what was going to be a short walk. Wrong. The trail leading to the house is an uphill climb. The site does have a free shuttle, but does not advertise it...More

1  Thank obxmike
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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.