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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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Nice place just off the road

Nice place with a variety of trails you can choose from. Playing with the goats was fun and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Missed the tour

The tour was of an empty house so we gave it a pass. I guess all the furniture and artifacts are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Andrea M
Troy, Ohio
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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” (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

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 5 weeks 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 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

Thank obxmike
Reviewed 11 August 2017 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 3 August 2017

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 3 August 2017

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 30 July 2017

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

1  Thank raybyerley
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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.

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