2017 Calendar

Fee Free Days 2017
Free entrance days to all national parks and free tours of the Sandburg Home in 2017.

  • August 25 - National Park Service 101st Birthday
  • September 30 - National Public Lands Day
  • November 11-12 - Veterans Day Weekend

June 14 thru August 12
Sandburg Summer Stage

Every Wednesday through Saturday at 10:15 - 10:45 am
Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch and Swipes!

Wednesday through Saturday, apprentice actors from the Flat Rock Playhouse, will share performances at 10:15 a.m., at the park amphitheatre adjacent to the Sandburg Home. NO SHOWS week of July 24. Learn more about the shows here.

August 19 (Saturday)

Eclipse Science for Everyone
10:00 am - Noon
NASA space physicist, Dr. Liz MacDonald, will start the event with a special presentation at the park’s amphitheater at 10:00 am - “Eclipse Science for Everyone: Lessons from the Past and Signals from the Future”. Following the presentation, activity stations for all ages will be available from 11:00 am to noon to learn more about the eclipse, enjoy Sandburg poetry about astrology, and how to view the eclipse safely. Viewing glasses will be handed out. The National Park Service has a special Junior Ranger Eclipse Explorer program that will also be available. Learn more about the event here.

September 16 (Saturday)
Depot Days
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

A fun-filled day for kids (and adults). Storytelling, craft making, hobo tales and train depot tours. Co-hosted with the Apple Valley Model Railroad Club. Two of the Connemara Farms goats will be there too! FREE.

September 18 (Monday)
Naturalization Ceremony
10:00 am

New American citizens from western North Carolina will participate in a naturalization ceremony at the park, hosted by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service - USCIS. The public is welcome to attend this special event.

November 25 (Saturday)
Christmas at Connemara
From 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Musicians and storytellers, crafts and sing-a-longs, hot cider and cookies. This free festive celebration will honor Carl Sandburg and his family holiday traditions. Young visitors will find many opportunities for participation in storytelling, sing-a-longs and crafts. The house will be decorated in the simple style of the Sandburgs with poinsettias and a traditionally decorated Christmas tree throughout December until January 6th, 2017.
 

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  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Eclipse Science for Everyone

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Carl Sandburg Home NHS Amphitheater
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 19, 2017

    NASA space physicist, Dr. Liz MacDonald, will share a special presentation at the park’s amphitheater at 10:00 followed by activity stations for all ages to learn more about the eclipse event.

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  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Historic 7th Avenue Depot Hobo Days

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: 7th Avenue Train Depot in Hendersonville
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, September 16, 2017

    A fun-filled day for kids (and adults). Music and storytelling, craft making, hobo tales and train depot tours. Two of the Connemara Farms goats will be there too!

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  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Naturalization Ceremony

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: Carl Sandburg Home NHS Amphitheater
    • Fees: Free
    Monday, September 18, 2017

    New American citizens from western North Carolina will participate in a naturalization ceremony at the park. The public is welcome to attend this special event.

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81 Carl Sandburg Lane
Flat Rock, NC 28731

Phone:

(828) 693-4178

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