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)
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)
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