Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site Carl Sandburg, American poet, historian, author, and lecturer spent the final 22 years of his long and productive life at his estate, Connemara, in Flat Rock, NC. Today this National Historic Site offers a keen insight on Mr. Sandburg, his family and their 264 acre working farm. The Sandburg Home was built in 1838 and now houses his collection of 10,000 books, notes and papers. The guided tour of the home, takes about 30-minutes and showcases over 65,000 artifacts on display. The home offers daily tours and is closed only on Christmas Day. There are numerous hiking trails and a functional goat barn, where Mrs. Sandburg raised her prize winning goats.
The park service continues to raise the three breeds of goats Mrs. Sandburg raised at Connemara. Rangers and volunteers are on hand to answer questions and tell about the goats and Mrs. Sandburg's dairy goat operation.
Admission is charged only for guided tours of the home. Access to the trails, grounds, barns and public areas are free of charge. The Park is open from 9am -5 pm, 7 days a week. Closed on Christmas day. For additional information call (828) 693-4178, 81 Carl Sandburg Lane (located of Little River Rd.), Flat Rock, NC www.nps.gov/carl