"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!

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Virtual Tours and Activities

Find virtual visit opportunities!

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.

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Become a BARK Ranger!

Learn how to recreate responsibly with your pet in the park and become a BARK Ranger!

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Enjoy a variety of special programs and events.

Bookshelf full of books, bookmarks, journals, pencils and other merchandise for sale at the store.

Shop the Online Store

Visit America's National Parks on-line store for Carl Sandburg Home items.

Ribbons and poems are displayed for student recognition.

Poetry Contest

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

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Poetry of Carl Sandburg

Read selections of Sandburg's award-winning poetry.

The Sandburg Family

The Sandburg Family

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

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Writer in Residence

Learn more about becoming a Sandburg Writer-in-Residence

Last updated: April 26, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

81 Carl Sandburg Lane
Flat Rock, NC 28731


(828) 693-4178

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