Detour at Visitor Entrance
The restroom facility, bridge and picnic area at the park entrance will be closed from June 19 - 21 for a roofing project. Visitors will need to walk around the front lake, .4 miles, to access the Sandburg Home and second restroom.
Be A Junior Ranger
Visit Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site and become a Junior Ranger!
Visit the park and pick up your own Junior Ranger booklet for free; complete the activities appropriate for your age using the information found in the booklet and at the park. Once completed, bring it to a ranger to be checked and WHAMO you have earned yourself a badge and the honor of being a Junior Ranger who vows to learn about and protect National Parks throughout our country.
If you cannot visit Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, do not dispair! Simply download an English (850kb) Junior Ranger booklet or a Spanish (912kb) language booklet; use the museum web exhibit to find information needed to complete the activities, then mail the booklet to the park for a ranger to check. We will mail the booklet back to you with your badge.
The National Park Service has more virtual Junior Ranger opportunities. Visit the site www.nps.gov/webrangers and learn about the facinating work of rangers and the diversity of sites within the service. Complete all the activities and you can become a Web-Ranger!
Did You Know?
Carl Sandburg, who won two Pulitzer prizes and entertained heads of state, presidents, and Hollywood movie stars, only formally graduated from the eighth grade. He attended college classes for four years, but never received a degree.