The North Carolina Mountains Sights

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

  • 81 Carl Sandburg Lane Map It
  • Flat Rock
  • House/Mansion/Villa
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/23/2015

Fodor's Review

"Connemara" is the farm to which the famed poet and Lincoln biographer moved with his wife, Lillian, in 1945; he lived there until his death in 1967. Guided tours of their house, where Sandburg's papers still are scattered on his desk as if he had just left, and 12,000 of his books are on bookshelves, are given by National Park Service rangers. Kids enjoy a walk around the 264 acres of the farm, which still maintains descendants of the Sandburg family goats. There are miles of trails.

Sight Information


81 Carl Sandburg Lane, or 1800 Little River Rd., Flat Rock, North Carolina, 28731, United States

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Sight Details:

  • House tour $5, grounds free
  • Daily 9–5

Published 07/23/2015


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