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Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
CARL SANDBURG HOME NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
CARL SANDBURG HOME NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
81 Carl Sandburg Lane
Flat Rock, North Carolina   28731-8635

Phone: 828-693-4178
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Carl Sandburg, nationally renowned poet, biographer, lecturer, newspaper columnist, folksinger, author of American fairytales, and winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, provided broad and enduring 20th century insight into the circumstances, worth and spirit of the American people. He passionately championed for the everyday working person, those who may neither have had the words nor the power to speak for themselves.

A Midwesterner most of his life, Sandburg and his family moved to North Carolina in 1945. This farm offered the peace and solitude required for his writing and offered Mrs. Sandburg over 30 acres of pasture-land that she desired to raise her champion dairy goats.

Sandburg, having already achieved literary fame before relocating to North Carolina, continued to write and lecture and published more than one-third of his works during his 22 years at Connemara.

Today the site, managed by the National Park Service, preserves the Sandburg legacy for future generations.

The historic landscape consists of the Sandburg residence, a dairy goat barn complex that is home to the park's Connemara Farms goat herd, sheds, rolling pastures, mountainside woods, five miles of hiking trails on moderate to steep terrain, two small lakes, several ponds, flower and vegetable gardens, and an apple orchard.
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Pumpkintown Mountain Opry - Pickens, SCCasual Family Dining
Built in 1986, the four story Pumpkintown Mountain Opry building is a monument to old-world craftsmanship and home of the restaurant and shops. We invite you to enjoy the theater arts of the Pumpkintown Mountain Opry or come relax on the porch and enjoy some ice cream or our great coffee.
35.4 miles from park*


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Pumpkintown Mountain Opry - Pickens, SCTheater
Built in 1986, the four story Pumpkintown Mountain Opry building is a monument to old-world craftsmanship and home of the restaurant and shops. We invite you to enjoy the theater arts of the Pumpkintown Mountain Opry or come relax on the porch and enjoy some ice cream or our great coffee.
35.4 miles from park*
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
February 12 a travelling surprise, delightful. by janecds77@bex.net
On a chilly February day...I wonder which words Me, Sandburg would have used to describe the lush holly around the lake,


Area Campgrounds
Lakewood RV Resort
915 Ballenger Road
Flat Rock, NC
Rutledge Lake RV Resort
170 Rutledge Road
Fletcher, NC
Black Forest Campground
Summer Road Route 276
Cedar Mountain, NC
828-884-2267
Orchard Lake Campground
460 Orchard Lake Road
Saluda, NC
828-749-3901
Wilderness Cove Campground
3772 Green River Cove Road
Saluda, NC
828-749-9100
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Directions
Plane - Closest airports are Asheville, NC and Greenville/Spartanburg, SC

Car - Three miles south of Hendersonville, NC off of U.S. Hwy 25.

From U.S. Hwy 26 take exit 22 - turn south on Upward Road. At intersection with Rt. 176 continue straight to Highland Lake Road. At light, turn left (west) onto U.S. Hwy 25 south. At light take right onto Little River Road. Visitor parking on left.

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North Carolina
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Mountains - Western Region
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Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site