Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site Tours

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

Carl Sandburg and his family lived in North Carolina from 1945 – 1967. Their home reflects the family’s lifestyle and Carl Sandburg’s work ethic, and includes his library of more than 10,000 books. Visitors are able to tour all levels of the home while learning about Carl Sandburg’s contribution to American literature. During his career, he was awarded three Pulitzer Prizes, two for poetry and one for his biography of Abraham Lincoln. Carl Sandburg was celebrated as a “Poet of the People”. The house tour reveals his career as a poet, writer, journalist, biographer, and social activist. His wife, Lilian, was a renowned breeder of champion dairy goats.  

NOTICE: ARRIVE AT THE PARK AT LEAST 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE START OF YOUR TOUR.

NOTICE: January 6, 2024 Tours are First Come First Served Free of Charge to Celebrate Sandburg's Birthday! Tours go out at 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM

Carl Sandburg and his family lived in North Carolina from 1945 – 1967. Their home reflects the family’s lifestyle and Carl Sandburg’s work ethic, and includes his library of more than 10,000 books. Visitors are able to tour all levels of the home while learning about Carl Sandburg’s contribution to American literature. During his career, he was awarded three Pulitzer Prizes, two for poetry and one for his biography of Abraham Lincoln. Carl Sandburg was celebrated as a “Poet of the People”. The house tour reveals his career as a poet, writer, journalist, biographer, and social activist. His wife, Lilian, was a renowned breeder of champion dairy goats.  

NOTICE: ARRIVE AT THE PARK AT LEAST 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE START OF YOUR TOUR.

NOTICE: January 6, 2024 Tours are First Come First Served Free of Charge to Celebrate Sandburg's Birthday! Tours go out at 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM

Need to Know

Booking Windows

Reservations can be made up to 30 days in advance. We suggest booking early as reservations fill quickly. 

Changes and Cancellations

Cancellations must be done by 11:59 PM ET the day before your scheduled tour date for a full refund less the non-refundable per-ticket reservation fee.
Refunds will not be given for tours cancelled or modified after midnight ET before the scheduled tour date.

Contact Information

Mailing Address

81 Carl Sandburg Lane Flat Rock NC 28731

Phone Number

828-707-8125

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