Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, Flat Rock: Hours, Address, Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site Reviews: 4.5/5

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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CanadaRN2001
Charlotte, NC28 contributions
Great place to hike for the whole family!
Sep 2021
We went here mostly to the hike with a group of friends. The house and grounds were nice but the house was closed due to COVID. We REALLY enjoyed the hiking trails. We were able to get in just over 5 miles. The trails are easy to follow but aware there are definitely some hills along the way. Our hike up Big Glassy Hill trail led us to a great lookout that was well worth the climb!
Written 6 September 2021
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n1day
1 contribution
Not worth it if to want to go off the road
Aug 2021 • Couples
An OK place to visit if you are good with staying on the road. Most of the good places in the pastures for photography are off limits and the BS excuse the rangers give changes with every vìsìt.
Written 13 August 2021
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Dturtle24
Blfd34 contributions
Carl Sandburg property
Aug 2021 • Couples
A beautiful place to hike and relax. Looking forward to seeing inside the house once COVID restrictions are removed.
Written 1 August 2021
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Jean B
8 contributions
Great Trails
Jun 2020
I love going walking at Carl Sandburg Home. The trails are challenging but great! The view from the top at Glassy Mountain is beautiful!! Definitely worth the hike up there!!
Written 22 May 2021
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Michael T
Apex, NC979 contributions
A Plus!
May 2021
Unfortunately the home was closed due to covid. But the groungs were open. The estate and farm are perfectly maintained. It was nice to see the goats. The buildings and displays were excellent. The facilities for the public are set up nice and well maintained. It is a little bit of a gentle up hill walk and is handi cap accessible. There also nice walking trails. A great place to have a lunch and spend the day.
Written 2 May 2021
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Kaitlyn G
36 contributions
Gorgeous property and views!
Dec 2020 • Family
Beautiful property and houses! Our family enjoyed walking the property and looking at all the historic structures, living quarters, main house, and of course visiting the goats! Was sad we couldn't see inside anything or get a tour, but it was a wonderful piece of history to visit and learn about.
Written 2 January 2021
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MrsAB01
Chapin, SC35 contributions
Beautiful Property
Oct 2020 • Couples
My husband & I ventured to Hendersonville & Flat Rock for our anniversary. We didn’t have much planned, it was a let’s find something to get into kind of trip. We decided to visit the Carl Sandburg Home, only to be disappointed that it was closed. We parked in the hikers lot & took the short hike to the home & surrounding buildings. It was a very peaceful hike & stopping to read the placards proved somewhat educational. I would love to go back when the home is open again to tourists to see the inside. It’s a great place to stretch your legs & get some fresh air.
Written 7 October 2020
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Laurie Ashley
Hope Mills, NC614 contributions
Life giving stroll
Jul 2020
The walk from the parking lot to the house is pretty steep and about a third of a mile. It’s mostly shaded and so lovely. Lots of benches to take a rest and soak in the views. Boo! To the reviewer who found fault with the park being over grown and closed. During the pandemic, the house tours have been suspended. Also, please note that the restrooms are also closed. The grounds are beautiful and natural. The goats are adorable. I have been visiting for years, but found it especially life-giving today. I needed the quiet and the beauty. Wish I could come daily. Carl Sandburg poetry is highlighted throughout on signs. Just loved my visit today. The house is quite old and it could benefit from a good power wash, but that doesn’t diminish the beauty. Come and take a walk....
Written 25 July 2020
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Expattraveler100
Sarasota, FL4 511 contributions
Not open
Jul 2020
We parked today and took a good long uphill walk, past the goat barn and up to the house to look around. Not only was it not open, but the grounds are overgrown and it’s really not well maintained. Hopefully when it reopens they will give it a good clean and tidy up.
Written 11 July 2020
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JD1
Greenville, SC433 contributions
Glassy Mountain Hiking Trail
Jan 2020 • Family
We have previously done the house tour - it was great. This time we just came to pet the goats and hike (free). Heavy rain last night so some parts of trail were very muddy; the trail was still accessible though. Trail up to Glassy Mountain is well marked and wide enough for people to pass in both directions. Leashed dogs are allowed. Some parts have gravel, which helped give more traction. There are some tree roots to step over. Probably too uneven for a jogging stroller. Would be too bumpy for kids. Hike up is not overly steep, but all uphill. There are other trails. The front lake trail is basically flat and looked fairly easy. View from Glass Mountain was pretty, but somewhat obstructed by pine trees. I think we had a view because leaves were off trees; otherwise might not have any view. I have included a picture from the top.
Written 12 January 2020
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Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site is open:
  • Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00