Carl Sandburg Home
National Historic Site North Carolina

2020 Calendar of Events

Sandburg Home Free Tour Days and National Park Fee Free Days (when noted)
Visitors can enjoy free tours of the Sandburg Home in 2020. Some days are also fee free days at all national parks.

  • August 25, 2020 – National Park Service Birthday (national fee free day)
  • September 26, 2020 – National Public Lands Day (national fee free day)
  • October 17, 2020 (Park Anniversary)
  • November 11, 2020 – Veterans Day
  • December 26, 2020 (Saturday after Christmas)

*Please note several programs have been cancelled due to Covid19 response efforts.


May 25 (Monday) - 11:00am - 4:00pm
Carl Sandburg Folk Music Festival

June 6 (Saturday) at 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm
Historic Connemara Walking Tours

June 9, July 14, and August 11, 5:00-6:30pm
Sandburg Sing-a-longs
(may be rescheduled later in the year)

Mid-June through Mid-August
Sandburg Summer Plays
Every Wednesday through Saturday at 10:15 - 10:45 am

Saturdays in July (4, 11, 18, and 25)
Hands-on History

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 11am to 3pm. All programs will be offered at the amphitheater.

October 17 (Saturday) - Park's 52nd Anniversary!
Community Reading of Carl Sandburg’s “Complete Poems”

To celebrate the park's 52nd Anniversary the community is invited to participate in a reading of Sanbdurg's “The Complete Poems.” The book won a Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1951. The collection starts with the Chicago Poems and reflects a portrait of America, much of which can still be observed today. The community is invited to read 5-minute segments of the collection for the audience.

Thanksgiving to January 6
Christmas at Connemara

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, 2021.
On Saturday November 28, December 5, 12 and 19, music or storytelling will be offered from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with craft-making from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

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Last updated: May 12, 2020

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81 Carl Sandburg Lane
Flat Rock, NC 28731


(828) 693-4178

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