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.
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,
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?
This office, tucked into the southwest corner of his Connemara home, receives very little sunlight until well into the morning. This is the way Mr. Sandburg preferred it. He produced many pieces of work in this office, including the one-volume biography of Abraham Lincoln from his six-volume set.