2018 Calendar - Celebrate the park's 50th Anniversary 1968-2018

Fee Free Days 2018
Free entrance days to all national parks and free tours of the Sandburg Home in 2018.

  • Sept. 22 - National Public Lands Day

  • Nov. 11 - Veteran's Day


June 13 thru August 11
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 16. Learn more about the shows
here.

July 7, 14, 21, 28
Hands-on History Saturdays in July
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join Park Rangers on Saturdays in July to get hands-on with history. Each Saturday features a different topic and allows visitors of all ages to interact with history related to the Sandburg family experience at Connemara. Come anytime between 10am - 2pm.

  • July 7th - Everything's Butter with Goats
    Milk a goat, make butter and a replica container for milk. Find the activities at the barn area.
  • July 14th - Archives Alive!
    investigate objects from the past and the stories they tell. Glimpse the past through a sterograph, analyze artifacts, and play with vintage toys. Activities near the barn area.
  • July 21st - Books & Banjos
    Experience a day in the life of Carl Sandburg. Make and take a personal book, create a comb kazoo and a cigar box banjo. Activities in the garage adjacent to the Sandburg Home.
  • July 28th - Creature Feature
    Learn about some of the creatures at the park that help pollinate plants through hands-on pollination stations, make a bug button, examine bug parts, and participate in Citizen Science. Activities near Margaret's Garden.


September 17 (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 24 (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

    Cheese-making Demonstration

    • Time: 2:15 PM
    • Location: Garage adjacent to Sandburg Home
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, July 5, 2018

    Join park rangers for a demonstration and taste of Mrs. Sandburg's recipes for making cheese from goat's milk. Recipes will be provided for you to try at home.

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  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Rootabaga Express! live theater

    • Time: 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    • Location: Sandburg Home Amphitheater
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, July 5, 2018

    A singing and dancing extravaganza - all set in Sandburg's fairy tale land - Rootabaga Country. Appropriate for all ages.

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  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Cheese-making Demonstration

    • Time: 2:15 PM
    • Location: Garage adjacent to Sandburg Home
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, July 6, 2018

    Join park rangers for a demonstration and taste of Mrs. Sandburg's recipes for making cheese from goat's milk. Recipes will be provided for you to try at home.

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  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Spink, Skabootch and Swipes - live theater

    • Time: 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    • Location: Sandburg Home Amphitheater
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, July 6, 2018

    Take a journey with Sandburg's daughters, Spink, Skabootch and Swipes (his nicknames for them) on a journey through Rootabaga Country.

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  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Cheese-making Demonstration

    • Time: 2:15 PM
    • Location: Garage adjacent to Sandburg Home
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 7, 2018

    Join park rangers for a demonstration and taste of Mrs. Sandburg's recipes for making cheese from goat's milk. Recipes will be provided for you to try at home.

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  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Hands-On History in July

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Carl Sandburg Home NHS
    Saturday, July 7, 2018

    Join Park Rangers on Saturdays in July to get hands-on with history. Each Saturday features a different topic and allows visitors of all ages to interact with history related to the Sandburg family experience at Connemara.

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  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Rootabaga Express! live theater

    • Time: 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    • Location: Sandburg Home Amphitheater
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 7, 2018

    A singing and dancing extravaganza - all set in Sandburg's fairy tale land - Rootabaga Country. Appropriate for all ages.

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  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Cheese-making Demonstration

    • Time: 2:15 PM
    • Location: Garage adjacent to Sandburg Home
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, July 8, 2018

    Join park rangers for a demonstration and taste of Mrs. Sandburg's recipes for making cheese from goat's milk. Recipes will be provided for you to try at home.

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  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Walking Tours of Historic Connemara

    • Time: 10:15 AM
    • Location: Meet in front of Garage by Sandburg Home
    • Fees: Free
    Monday, July 9, 2018

    Join park rangers and stroll the grounds of Connemara learning of its rich history. The 45-minute tour shares the architecture, history and stories of the people who called Connemara home.

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  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Walking Tours of Historic Connemara

    • Time: 10:15 AM
    • Location: Meet in front of Garage by Sandburg Home
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, July 10, 2018

    Join park rangers and stroll the grounds of Connemara learning of its rich history. The 45-minute tour shares the architecture, history and stories of the people who called Connemara home.

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  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Cheese-making Demonstration

    • Time: 2:15 PM
    • Location: Garage adjacent to Sandburg Home
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, July 11, 2018

    Join park rangers for a demonstration and taste of Mrs. Sandburg's recipes for making cheese from goat's milk. Recipes will be provided for you to try at home.

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  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Spink, Skabootch and Swipes - live theater

    • Time: 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    • Location: Sandburg Home Amphitheater
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, July 11, 2018

    Take a journey with Sandburg's daughters, Spink, Skabootch and Swipes (his nicknames for them) on a journey through Rootabaga Country.

    View Details
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Cheese-making Demonstration

    • Time: 2:15 PM
    • Location: Garage adjacent to Sandburg Home
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, July 12, 2018

    Join park rangers for a demonstration and taste of Mrs. Sandburg's recipes for making cheese from goat's milk. Recipes will be provided for you to try at home.

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  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Rootabaga Express! live theater

    • Time: 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    • Location: Sandburg Home Amphitheater
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, July 12, 2018

    A singing and dancing extravaganza - all set in Sandburg's fairy tale land - Rootabaga Country. Appropriate for all ages.

    View Details
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Cheese-making Demonstration

    • Time: 2:15 PM
    • Location: Garage adjacent to Sandburg Home
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, July 13, 2018

    Join park rangers for a demonstration and taste of Mrs. Sandburg's recipes for making cheese from goat's milk. Recipes will be provided for you to try at home.

    View Details
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Spink, Skabootch and Swipes - live theater

    • Time: 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    • Location: Sandburg Home Amphitheater
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, July 13, 2018

    Take a journey with Sandburg's daughters, Spink, Skabootch and Swipes (his nicknames for them) on a journey through Rootabaga Country.

    View Details
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Cheese-making Demonstration

    • Time: 2:15 PM
    • Location: Garage adjacent to Sandburg Home
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 14, 2018

    Join park rangers for a demonstration and taste of Mrs. Sandburg's recipes for making cheese from goat's milk. Recipes will be provided for you to try at home.

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  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Hands-On History in July

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Carl Sandburg Home NHS
    Saturday, July 14, 2018

    Join Park Rangers on Saturdays in July to get hands-on with history. Each Saturday features a different topic and allows visitors of all ages to interact with history related to the Sandburg family experience at Connemara.

    View Details
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Rootabaga Express! live theater

    • Time: 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    • Location: Sandburg Home Amphitheater
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 14, 2018

    A singing and dancing extravaganza - all set in Sandburg's fairy tale land - Rootabaga Country. Appropriate for all ages.

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  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Cheese-making Demonstration

    • Time: 2:15 PM
    • Location: Garage adjacent to Sandburg Home
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, July 15, 2018

    Join park rangers for a demonstration and taste of Mrs. Sandburg's recipes for making cheese from goat's milk. Recipes will be provided for you to try at home.

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  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Walking Tours of Historic Connemara

    • Time: 10:15 AM
    • Location: Meet in front of Garage by Sandburg Home
    • Fees: Free
    Monday, July 16, 2018

    Join park rangers and stroll the grounds of Connemara learning of its rich history. The 45-minute tour shares the architecture, history and stories of the people who called Connemara home.

    View Details
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Walking Tours of Historic Connemara

    • Time: 10:15 AM
    • Location: Meet in front of Garage by Sandburg Home
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    Join park rangers and stroll the grounds of Connemara learning of its rich history. The 45-minute tour shares the architecture, history and stories of the people who called Connemara home.

    View Details
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Cheese-making Demonstration

    • Time: 2:15 PM
    • Location: Garage adjacent to Sandburg Home
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    Join park rangers for a demonstration and taste of Mrs. Sandburg's recipes for making cheese from goat's milk. Recipes will be provided for you to try at home.

    View Details
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Spink, Skabootch and Swipes - live theater

    • Time: 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    • Location: Sandburg Home Amphitheater
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    Take a journey with Sandburg's daughters, Spink, Skabootch and Swipes (his nicknames for them) on a journey through Rootabaga Country.

    View Details
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Cheese-making Demonstration

    • Time: 2:15 PM
    • Location: Garage adjacent to Sandburg Home
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, July 19, 2018

    Join park rangers for a demonstration and taste of Mrs. Sandburg's recipes for making cheese from goat's milk. Recipes will be provided for you to try at home.

    View Details
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Rootabaga Express! live theater

    • Time: 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    • Location: Sandburg Home Amphitheater
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, July 19, 2018

    A singing and dancing extravaganza - all set in Sandburg's fairy tale land - Rootabaga Country. Appropriate for all ages.

    View Details
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Cheese-making Demonstration

    • Time: 2:15 PM
    • Location: Garage adjacent to Sandburg Home
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, July 20, 2018

    Join park rangers for a demonstration and taste of Mrs. Sandburg's recipes for making cheese from goat's milk. Recipes will be provided for you to try at home.

    View Details
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Spink, Skabootch and Swipes - live theater

    • Time: 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    • Location: Sandburg Home Amphitheater
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, July 20, 2018

    Take a journey with Sandburg's daughters, Spink, Skabootch and Swipes (his nicknames for them) on a journey through Rootabaga Country.

    View Details
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Cheese-making Demonstration

    • Time: 2:15 PM
    • Location: Garage adjacent to Sandburg Home
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 21, 2018

    Join park rangers for a demonstration and taste of Mrs. Sandburg's recipes for making cheese from goat's milk. Recipes will be provided for you to try at home.

    View Details
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Hands-On History in July

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Carl Sandburg Home NHS
    Saturday, July 21, 2018

    Join Park Rangers on Saturdays in July to get hands-on with history. Each Saturday features a different topic and allows visitors of all ages to interact with history related to the Sandburg family experience at Connemara.

    View Details
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Rootabaga Express! live theater

    • Time: 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    • Location: Sandburg Home Amphitheater
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 21, 2018

    A singing and dancing extravaganza - all set in Sandburg's fairy tale land - Rootabaga Country. Appropriate for all ages.

    View Details
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Cheese-making Demonstration

    • Time: 2:15 PM
    • Location: Garage adjacent to Sandburg Home
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, July 22, 2018

    Join park rangers for a demonstration and taste of Mrs. Sandburg's recipes for making cheese from goat's milk. Recipes will be provided for you to try at home.

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  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Walking Tours of Historic Connemara

    • Time: 10:15 AM
    • Location: Meet in front of Garage by Sandburg Home
    • Fees: Free
    Monday, July 23, 2018

    Join park rangers and stroll the grounds of Connemara learning of its rich history. The 45-minute tour shares the architecture, history and stories of the people who called Connemara home.

    View Details
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Walking Tours of Historic Connemara

    • Time: 10:15 AM
    • Location: Meet in front of Garage by Sandburg Home
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, July 24, 2018

    Join park rangers and stroll the grounds of Connemara learning of its rich history. The 45-minute tour shares the architecture, history and stories of the people who called Connemara home.

    View Details
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Cheese-making Demonstration

    • Time: 2:15 PM
    • Location: Garage adjacent to Sandburg Home
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, July 25, 2018

    Join park rangers for a demonstration and taste of Mrs. Sandburg's recipes for making cheese from goat's milk. Recipes will be provided for you to try at home.

    View Details
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Spink, Skabootch and Swipes - live theater

    • Time: 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    • Location: Sandburg Home Amphitheater
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, July 25, 2018

    Take a journey with Sandburg's daughters, Spink, Skabootch and Swipes (his nicknames for them) on a journey through Rootabaga Country.

    View Details
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Cheese-making Demonstration

    • Time: 2:15 PM
    • Location: Garage adjacent to Sandburg Home
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, July 26, 2018

    Join park rangers for a demonstration and taste of Mrs. Sandburg's recipes for making cheese from goat's milk. Recipes will be provided for you to try at home.

    View Details
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Rootabaga Express! live theater

    • Time: 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    • Location: Sandburg Home Amphitheater
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, July 26, 2018

    A singing and dancing extravaganza - all set in Sandburg's fairy tale land - Rootabaga Country. Appropriate for all ages.

    View Details
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Cheese-making Demonstration

    • Time: 2:15 PM
    • Location: Garage adjacent to Sandburg Home
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, July 27, 2018

    Join park rangers for a demonstration and taste of Mrs. Sandburg's recipes for making cheese from goat's milk. Recipes will be provided for you to try at home.

    View Details
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Spink, Skabootch and Swipes - live theater

    • Time: 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    • Location: Sandburg Home Amphitheater
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, July 27, 2018

    Take a journey with Sandburg's daughters, Spink, Skabootch and Swipes (his nicknames for them) on a journey through Rootabaga Country.

    View Details
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Cheese-making Demonstration

    • Time: 2:15 PM
    • Location: Garage adjacent to Sandburg Home
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 28, 2018

    Join park rangers for a demonstration and taste of Mrs. Sandburg's recipes for making cheese from goat's milk. Recipes will be provided for you to try at home.

    View Details
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Hands-On History in July

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Carl Sandburg Home NHS
    Saturday, July 28, 2018

    Join Park Rangers on Saturdays in July to get hands-on with history. Each Saturday features a different topic and allows visitors of all ages to interact with history related to the Sandburg family experience at Connemara.

    View Details
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Rootabaga Express! live theater

    • Time: 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    • Location: Sandburg Home Amphitheater
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 28, 2018

    A singing and dancing extravaganza - all set in Sandburg's fairy tale land - Rootabaga Country. Appropriate for all ages.

    View Details
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Cheese-making Demonstration

    • Time: 2:15 PM
    • Location: Garage adjacent to Sandburg Home
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, July 29, 2018

    Join park rangers for a demonstration and taste of Mrs. Sandburg's recipes for making cheese from goat's milk. Recipes will be provided for you to try at home.

    View Details
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Walking Tours of Historic Connemara

    • Time: 10:15 AM
    • Location: Meet in front of Garage by Sandburg Home
    • Fees: Free
    Monday, July 30, 2018

    Join park rangers and stroll the grounds of Connemara learning of its rich history. The 45-minute tour shares the architecture, history and stories of the people who called Connemara home.

    View Details
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Walking Tours of Historic Connemara

    • Time: 10:15 AM
    • Location: Meet in front of Garage by Sandburg Home
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, July 31, 2018

    Join park rangers and stroll the grounds of Connemara learning of its rich history. The 45-minute tour shares the architecture, history and stories of the people who called Connemara home.

    View Details
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Cheese-making Demonstration

    • Time: 2:15 PM
    • Location: Garage adjacent to Sandburg Home
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, August 1, 2018

    Join park rangers for a demonstration and taste of Mrs. Sandburg's recipes for making cheese from goat's milk. Recipes will be provided for you to try at home.

    View Details
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Spink, Skabootch and Swipes - live theater

    • Time: 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    • Location: Sandburg Home Amphitheater
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, August 1, 2018

    Take a journey with Sandburg's daughters, Spink, Skabootch and Swipes (his nicknames for them) on a journey through Rootabaga Country.

    View Details
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Cheese-making Demonstration

    • Time: 2:15 PM
    • Location: Garage adjacent to Sandburg Home
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, August 2, 2018

    Join park rangers for a demonstration and taste of Mrs. Sandburg's recipes for making cheese from goat's milk. Recipes will be provided for you to try at home.

    View Details
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Rootabaga Express! live theater

    • Time: 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    • Location: Sandburg Home Amphitheater
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, August 2, 2018

    A singing and dancing extravaganza - all set in Sandburg's fairy tale land - Rootabaga Country. Appropriate for all ages.

    View Details
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Cheese-making Demonstration

    • Time: 2:15 PM
    • Location: Garage adjacent to Sandburg Home
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, August 3, 2018

    Join park rangers for a demonstration and taste of Mrs. Sandburg's recipes for making cheese from goat's milk. Recipes will be provided for you to try at home.

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  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Spink, Skabootch and Swipes - live theater

    • Time: 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    • Location: Sandburg Home Amphitheater
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, August 3, 2018

    Take a journey with Sandburg's daughters, Spink, Skabootch and Swipes (his nicknames for them) on a journey through Rootabaga Country.

    View Details
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Cheese-making Demonstration

    • Time: 2:15 PM
    • Location: Garage adjacent to Sandburg Home
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 4, 2018

    Join park rangers for a demonstration and taste of Mrs. Sandburg's recipes for making cheese from goat's milk. Recipes will be provided for you to try at home.

    View Details
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Rootabaga Express! live theater

    • Time: 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    • Location: Sandburg Home Amphitheater
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 4, 2018

    A singing and dancing extravaganza - all set in Sandburg's fairy tale land - Rootabaga Country. Appropriate for all ages.

    View Details

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Mailing Address:

81 Carl Sandburg Lane
Flat Rock, NC 28731

Phone:

(828) 693-4178

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