Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site (Connemara)

1800 Little River Rd.
Flat Rock, NC 28731- Map It
Phone: (828) 693-4178

AAA Editor Notes

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site (Connemara) is at 1800 Little River Rd. off I-26 exit 53, following signs. This was the house of the poet and historian from 1945 until his death in 1967. It displays a collection of some 10,000 books as well as personal notes. While Sandburg followed his muse, his wife managed a 240-acre goat farm that still operates. There are hiking trails on the grounds, and a bookstore contains exhibits and offers information on laser disk. Guided house tours are offered. Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted.
Grounds free. Guided tour $5; $3 (ages 62+); free (ages 0-15). Cash only.
Hours: Grounds daily dawn-dusk. House and goat dairy daily 9-5. First guided tour departs at 9:30; the last tour begins 30 minutes before closing. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas.