The 245-acre farm in Flat Rock not only offered the Sandburg's an abundance of nature, but also a dramatic history dating back before the Civil War. Along with the Main House, the park has several outer buildings scattered throughout the historic core. The arrival of the Sandburgs changed what used to be a lavish estate into a working farm to raise Mrs. Sandburg's prize winning goat herd. In fact, the amount of buildings on the property led Sandburg to say, "We didn't buy a farm, we bought a small village."
Use the links below to learn more about the history of Connemara and its transition from an estate to a working farm.