Carl Sandburg provided a popular voice for the American people of the twentieth century and still speaks to us through his words, songs and the beauty and serenity of Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site.
Also known as Connemara, the historic site retains the same peace and charm the Sandburg family experienced while living there. A tour of the home shares Sandburg’s life as a writer, journalist, folk singer, social activist and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and biographer, including his collection of 12,000 books.
Open year round visitors can take a tour of the house, visit the barn and meet the descendants of Mrs. Sandburg’s champion dairy goat herd and hike over five miles of trails, including a hike to the top of Glassy Mountain for an impressive view. Admission is charged only for guided tours of the home. Access to trails, grounds, barns and public areas is free. Special events are held throughout the year including summer plays at the amphitheater and a folk music festival on Memorial Day.
Hours: 9am – 5 pm, 7 days a week. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Days. Located in Flat Rock, NC on Little River Road across from the Flat Rock Playhouse.