• Carl Sandburg Home Spring

    Carl Sandburg Home

    National Historic Site North Carolina

Plan A Field Trip

Bring your class to the Sandburg Home!
All on-site visits offer curriculum-based pre and post visit lesson plans as well as lesson plans rangers or teachers can conduct on-site. Lesson plans cover a variety of education topics including: History, Social Studies, Language Arts, Visual Arts, Drama, English and Science. Use the reservation form to request your visit and the links below to find lesson plans to compliment your education goals.


Homeschool Groups
Bring your homeschool group to the park for a fun and engaging visit. The curriculum found in the links below can help supplement your students preparation for a visit.
On-site Program Length: 1-2 hours depending on group size
Maximum audience: 45 persons


Kindergarten to Second Grade Program
Life on the Farm
Learn about what it was like raising goats with the Sandburg family! Students will tour the farm and grounds. Includes pre and post visit activities to compliment your visit.
On-site Program Length: 1-2 hours depending on group size
Maximum audience: 80 persons


Third to Fifth Grade Program
Sandburg Through Time
Students explore the life of Carl Sandburg through a house tour, farm visit and writing activity with a special focus on biography and autobiography. Includes pre and post visit activities to compliment your visit.
On-site Program Length: 2-3 hours depending on group size
Maximum audience: 80 persons


Sixth to Eighth Grade Program
Through the Eyes of a Poet
Students step back in time on a tour of the Sandburg Home, explore genetics while visiting the barn and reflect while reading, writing and acting poetry. Pre and post visit activities are available to compliment your visit.
On-site Program Length: 3.5 hours
Maximum audience: 60 persons


Ninth to Twelfth Grade Program
The Sandburg Spectrum
Learn how Sandburg was often a voice for those who felt they had none. Program will include house tour, barn tour as well as a chance to watch a video of Edward R. Murrow interviewing Carl Sandburg.
Program Length: 2-3 hours depending on group size
Maximum audience: 60 persons

To make a reservation please fill out the ed program reservation request form and fax or mail it to the Park's Education Coordinator.


ParKids! for Summer Camps
Bring your summer camp or youth group to Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site for a day of educational fun and learning.
Ages: 5-15
Group size: Max 60 persons
Program Length: 2-3 hours depending on activities selected

Did You Know?

photo of Carl Sandburg's book 'The People, Yes' published in French and other languages

Carl Sandburg is celebrated as an American poet, although his works are found all over the world and have been published in many different languages.