Carl Sandburg Home This official National Park Handbook provides an official introduction to the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site in Flat Rock, North Carolina. It is divided into 3 sections. Part 1 tells of the Sandburg familys life in the home; Part 2 presents an authoritative biographical essay on the man and his works; Part 3 provides concise tourist information and reference materials.
Carl Sandburg, nationally renowned poet, biographer, lecturer, newspaper columnist, folksinger, author of American fairytales, and winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, provided broad and enduring 20th century insight into the circumstances, worth and spirit of the American people. He passionately championed for the everyday working person, those who may neither have had the words nor the power to speak for themselves.
The historic landscape consists of the Sandburg residence, a dairy goat barn complex that is home to the park's Connemara Farms goat herd, sheds, rolling pastures, mountainside woods, five miles of hiking trails on moderate to steep terrain, two small lakes, several ponds, flower and vegetable gardens, and an apple orchard.show more