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.
Fees & Reservations
Admission: Free for grounds, trails and barn; no park entrance fee.
Guided House Tour Fee: (cash or check only)*
Passes: The park sells the new America the Beautiful- National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes.
Adult Groups - For groups of adults of ten or more, please see the Adult Group Reservation page for information about scheduling a visit.
School Groups - Please see our For Teachers section for more information about scheduling school groups.
Summer Camps/Youth Groups
If you cannot find what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact the park with your questions. We hope you enjoy your visit!
Did You Know?
There are over 12,000 books in the Main House. It takes over six YEARS to clean all the books in Carl Sandburg's collection. Cleaning books is a routine task for the museum staff at Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site. The books are cleaned to reduce pests like silverfish from eating these valuable artifacts.