• Carl Sandburg Home Spring

    Carl Sandburg Home

    National Historic Site North Carolina

Stories

Connemara

Connemara is a place of true achievement. Through almost two centuries, it has seen war, birth, death, and both award winning animals and poetry. From the Memmingers to the Sandburgs, Connemara has seen it all and now it is perfectly preserved to reflect the remarkable people who have lived here.

Use the links above to explore the stories of how the park came to be established, how Connemara was built and the many ways Carl Sandburg influenced and was influenced by America.

Did You Know?

black and white sketch of binoculars; art by Will Irvine and Mark Haines

These binoculars were used quite a lot by both Mrs. Sandburg and her daughter Margaret. They loved watching birds from inside their home or while walking in the woods or through the pastures. Margaret identified over 100 species of birds on the property during her lifetime at Connemara.