Operating Hours & Seasons

Carl Sandburg Home NHS is open year round.
The park is located on 270 acres in western North Carolina. The average visit is 2 hours. See the list of things to do below.

  • The Sandburg Home Visitor Center/Park Store and Tours are open Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.
  • Sandburg Home tours are available Saturday and Sunday at 11am, 1pm, 2pm. Advance reservations available at recreation.gov. 8 people per tour. Tours are free until further notice. Advance reservations strongly encouraged. Day-of-visit house tour tickets are rarely available. (The only way to see the furnished interior of the Sandburg Home is through a guided tour.).
  • Park Grounds, Trails and Parking Lots are open from sunrise to sunset daily. Free.
  • Outdoor access to the goats, in the barnyard and pasture, is available from 10am to 3pm daily (except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day). Free.

Please be prepared for your comfort - wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. There is a limited selection of snack foods and water to purchase from the bookstore. Water is available at fountains (bring your own bottle). Please recycle any purchased water bottles.

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    Last updated: January 12, 2023

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    81 Carl Sandburg Lane
    Flat Rock, NC 28731


    828 693-4178

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