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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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Beautiful, tranquil location

From the parking lot there is a choice of well marked trails of various lengths, nothing too long... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dave P
Spartanburg, South Carolina
A surprisingly interesting stop

My husband and planned to go here because it was rumored to be the only place near Asheville where... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Nancy M
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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” (57 reviews)
“baby goats” (26 reviews)
“house tour” (48 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 2 days ago

From the parking lot there is a choice of well marked trails of various lengths, nothing too long. The walk up to the house is only about 1/3 mile but is all uphill - steep hill ! They will send a van down to collect...More

Thank Dave P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and planned to go here because it was rumored to be the only place near Asheville where I could purchase a senior pass. So off we went. I thought this was going to be a quick in and out type of visit but...More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great park to visit. We were surprised how much there was so much to do. Beautiful trails to hike, interesting tour of the House and don't miss the goat farm. You can walk among the goats,pet them etc. The staff/volunteers give a...More

Thank Elijay2
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't actually take the tour of the house, though we did visit the cute gift shop. We were there to get out for a decent walk and to see the goats. There were lots of baby goats which were as cute as could possibly...More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the introduction movie so the setting made more of an impact. We saw a demonstration of cheese making which we enjoyed. The house is nothing sprecial, but helped you understand his personality. His wife's role was interesting. And then the goats! So wonderful to...More

Thank jgteacher
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When Carl Sandburg died, his wife and daughters donated their home and all the furnishings to the dept. of the interior which the NPS falls under. The department is doing a great deal of restoration and therefore all the furniture has been removed, however, they...More

Thank traveling32952
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I have been coming to the Carl Sandberg Historic Site for years. Although the house is not really our preferred destination, the property offers a great opportunity to spend time outside for people of all ages and fitness levels. The goat barn...More

Thank Matt R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our main purpose was going here is that we were nearby, and they had the US Park Service Senior Pass available. It is currently $10 for the lifetime pass, but goes to $80 on 10/01/17. First, it was a long walk from the parking lot...More

Thank bharrier
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour...and I was prepared to just spend time looking at the goats. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The house is being renovated at this time but with her descriptions and the numerous pictures you didn't feel like you missed a thing....More

Thank Cotton1947
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This site had beautiful grounds to walk through and then u can tour the house. A place that is beyond beautiful with the water as you first arrive and as you walk up the drive and get your first view of the house and rest...More

Thank Brandon G
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5 February 2017|
Response from Michael W | Reviewed this property |
The local paper says the restoration will be complete in 2018.