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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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Good idea for a day trip.

There is so much to do here. Tour of Carl Sanburgs home. Visit with the goats (kids love this). All... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Flat Rock, North Carolina
"Climb Every Mountain"

After finding a spot in a rather small parking lot, we prepared ourselves for what was going to be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charlotte, 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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“goat farm” (64 reviews)
“baby goats” (28 reviews)
“house tour” (49 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

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 1 week ago

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

Thank obxmike
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of my childrens' favorite places. We often come for a daytrip from Greenville for a short hike and to visit the grounds. My kids love visiting the goats in the barns and fields. Several baby goats are born each year around May...More

Thank S C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must-see place! The Park Rangers were fabulous, and the history and homestead of the Sandburg family were totally enlightening. Gorgeous setting, but a very steep and long trek to get to the house and farm. Call the rangers from the call box...More

Thank Christy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a very nice flat walk around the pond on the lower level. Getting to the house which is on a hilltop is an uphill walk;however, they do provide a shuttle bus for those unable to make it (there is a sign near the...More

Thank beachwalkerfun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We would have rated this a 5 except all the books, furniture and other stuff from inside the house had been removed for an ongoing renovation project. Still the house tour was very informational. It is about 1/2 mile hike up the hill around the...More

Thank raybyerley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to try this historic place to see what it was like. Unfortunately, they were under construction so we could tour the home and the area but the furniture was temporarily removed from all the rooms, but there was no charge which was nice...More

Thank reality124
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a beautiful summer day and enjoyed the grounds and tour which ended up being free since the house is under restoration and furniture wasn't back in place. The video in the visitor's center and the gift shop were very nice and informative.Our...More

Thank BNoto
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Carl Sandburg is an American writer and icon. His last place of residence has been turned into a National Historic Site. There is a somewhat active goat farm and petting area. The house was a pleasant and interesting respite. There is a bookstore in the...More

Thank onemichael
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved touring entire property. Only downside is the uphill climb to main house as we are seniors with walking challenges. We're told that we could have callled main house for ride up. Had our teen grandkids with us and they loved the goats.

Thank ElaineFrench
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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.