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Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

Contact Info
81 Carl Sandburg Lane
Flat Rock, NC 28731

Historical Site


Carl Sandburg spent a lifetime exploring what it meant to be an American and asked the eternal questions, "Who am I where am I going and where have I been?" He did this through poetry, song, lectures, writing and lasting friendships with kindred spirits.

Hours + Fees


The park is open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm all year; closed December 25 and in cases of inclement weather the park may close to visitors until it is safe to open.

Tours of the historic Sandburg home are available daily. Please call the park at 828-693-4178 if you have any questions regarding tours.

Tour the grounds at your leisure.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

The park is located three miles south of Hendersonville, NC on Little River Road off of the Greenville Highway/Rt. 225 (formerly U.S. 25) in Flat Rock, NC.

From Interstate 26
Take exit 53 (formerly exit 22) - from I-26 east, turn right onto Upward Road; from I-26 west, turn left onto Upward Road. At the intersection with Rt. 176 (now U.S. 25), continue straight. Upward Road is now No. Highland Lake Road. At the light, turn left onto Rt.225/Greenville Hwy south. At next light take a right onto Little River Road. Visitor parking on left.

From Asheville, NC
Take I-26 east from I-40 or I-240; 30 miles.

From Greenville, SC
Take I-85 north to I-26 west; 35 miles.

From Charlotte, NC
Take I-85 south to Rt. 74 west toward Kings Mtn./Gastonia to I-26 west; 110 miles.

From Greensboro, NC
Take I-40 west to I-26 east; 200 miles.

From Knoxville, TN
Take I-40 east to I-26 east; 135 miles.

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