The Sandburg Home is a three-story antebellum home built in 1838. The first floor is accessible as it is on ground level with small thresholds. The second story is accessible by stairs or a lift for visitors using mobility devices. The third story is only accessible by stairs, however the bulk of the visitor tour is on the main level and second story of the home. A walker and wheelchair are available by request if needed during your visit.
The walk from the visitor parking lot to the home is 1/3 mile and gains 100 feet in elevation. This can be challenging for many visitors. If you feel this climb may be a challenge for you, please call a park ranger from either of two phones located near the visitor entrance. One phone is near the accessible parking spaces in the parking lot. The second phone is located on the wall outside of the restroom facilities near the lake. The ranger will provide assistance with your visit.
Did You Know?
Carl Sandburg collected American folk songs from the time he was 19 years old. He published a book entitled "The American Songbag" from this collection and even learned a few chords on the guitar. He would entertain audiences after poetry recitals with his unique renditions of these songs.