Guided Tours of the Sandburg Home
Make advance reservations for Sandburg Home tours at recreation.gov!
Access to the historically furnished rooms is by guided tour only. Taking a guided tour of the historic Carl Sandburg Home is an insightful glimpse into the lives of the Sandburg family. The 30-minute house tours are offered throughout the day, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years days.
Sandburg Home Guided Tour Fee: (credit card only)
$8.00 for Adults 16 and older
*These passes do not waive the house tour fee, but do provide a discount.
Visiting Connemara Farms Goat Dairy
Enjoy the Connemara Farms' goat-herd. The park service raises goats that represent the three breeds of goats Mrs. Sandburg raised at Connemara. Rangers and volunteers are on hand to share this fascinating story about goats and Mrs. Sandburg's dairy goat operation.
"It is necessary now and then for a man to go away by himself and experience loneliness; to sit on a rock in the forest and to ask of himself, 'Who am I, and where have I been, and where am I going?'...If one is not careful, one allows diversions to take up one's time-the stuff of life" - Carl Sandburg as quoted from a letter to his friend, Ralph McGill.
Enjoy the solitude of Connemara. Hike its many trails and take from it the energy to avoid diversions. Click here for a trail map.
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Last updated: January 22, 2020