Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, Flat Rock

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Visit Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site to see where the famous poet and writer spent the last two decades of his life. Carl Sandburg lived his final 22 years on Connemara Farms, where he published over one-third of his works. He moved to the 12 hectare (30 acre) farm in 1945 with his wife, who raised champion dairy goats there. In addition to the home, the estate includes a goat farm, sheds, pastures, two lakes, vegetable and flower gardens, an apple orchard, and surrounding woodlands. Tour the writer's home to get a sense of how Sandburg lived and worked. Visitors can make use of 8 km (5 mi) of hiking trails that explore the farmland. You may be able to catch a live performance of Sandburg's "Rootabaga Stories," or a part of his Broadway play, "The World of Carl Sandburg." Put Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site into our Flat Rock visit planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • My husband and I stopped by on a chilly Easter Sunday. We really enjoyed the PBS film they showed in the gift shop before the tour began. Our tour director of the house was excellent. He was well info...  more »
  • I will start off by saying it was raining and the hike up to the house is uphill and long. The property is beautiful though and great history so glad we managed to make it despite the rain. We did the...  more »
  • Lovely place for a day trip! Very interesting and educational. The property is just gorgeous, and the goats were delightful. We were able to see two that were just born! They were so cute in their little sweaters! We also picked up some lotion and goat milk fudge from their store. We will definitely be back for a full visit.
  • It's a beautiful place to hike and just wander around with the goats. The volunteers and workers are very helpful and friendly, too. We had a great time. Everything is free, unless you'd like go tour the home. Then it's just a small fee that goes towards the upkeep. There's also a lake with a hiking path around it. Nice clean facilities and even a water fountain with a water bottle refill option.

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