Carl Sandburg Home

2024 Calendar of Events

National Park Fee Free Days

Please check operating status at this park and others before traveling as holidays and local weather or safety conditions can affect hours of operation.

Come experience the national parks! On six days in 2024, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. Mark your calendar for these entrance fee–free dates in 2024:

Sandburg Home Tour Free Days

On several days throughout the year, tours of the Sandburg Home are free! Advance reservations are not available for tour free days. Tickets will be available first come, first serve on the day of, from the Visitor Center/Park Store in the Sandburg Home.
  • Saturday, January 6, 2024 (Carl Sandburg’s birthday)
  • Saturday, March 23, 2024 (First Saturday of local school spring break)
  • Saturday, June 8th, 2024 (Annnual Sandburg Music Festival)
  • Saturday, June 15, 2024 (Sandburgs’ wedding anniversary)
  • Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20, 2024 (Weekend closest to Carl Sandburg Home NHS October 17, 1968, Anniversary)

Monthly Writing Workshops

Join writers and poets from across the country each month for a virtual writing workshop. A link will be added to their name when more details and sign-up information becomes available. These workshops are geared towards amateur writers, ages 16 and older recommended. Follow us on Facebook for notifications too.

2024 Virtual Writers Workshops

July 16th - Christopher Sims
August -Amy Bonesteel Smith
September - Lindsey Hunt
October - (TBA)
November (TBA)
December (TBA)


Seasonal Events




  • Dairy Goat Show at the Western North Carolina Mountain State Fair

  • Park Anniversary on October 17



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Last updated: June 25, 2024

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81 Carl Sandburg Lane
Flat Rock, NC 28731


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