"Poet of the People"

Carl Sandburg provided a popular voice for the American people of the twentieth century and still speaks to us through his words, activism, music and the beauty and serenity of Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site.

Explore Sandburg's legacy and Experience Your America!

Tulip Magnolia tree in full bloom in front of the Sandburg Home

Plan Your Visit

Plan a visit to the Sandburg Home in any season.

A young Sandburg sits at a typewriter.

Poetry of Carl Sandburg

Read selections of Sandburg's award-winning poetry.

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Enjoy a variety of special programs and events.

Ribbons and poems are displayed for student recognition.

Poetry Contest

The annual contest is open in January and awards announced in April.

A writer is inspired by the scenery along a park trail.

Writer in Residence

Learn more about becoming a Sandburg Writer-in-Residence

The Sandburg Family

The Sandburg Family

Learn more about Mrs. Sandburg, their daughters and grandchildren.

Last updated: January 31, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

81 Carl Sandburg Lane
Flat Rock, NC 28731


(828) 693-4178

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