Greetings from Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

Everyday, rain or shine or snow, we take our dog Otis for a hike at the Carl Sandburg Home. There are several hiking trails and dogs are welcome. Everyone loves this place and has respect for the grounds and trails. You will never see garbage or dog poop anywhere. We love being in nature rather than walking on a sidewalk in a neighborhood! Thank you National Parks!


Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

An author, songwriter and poet, Carl Sandburg wrote about the hopes, dreams, struggles and triumphs of everyday Americans. He won two Pulitzer Prizes, one for a biography of Abraham Lincoln and the other for a collection of his poems. The son of Swedish immigrants, he spent his life exploring and defining what it means to be an American. He revered the working class, which he considered to be the backbone of the nation. Sandburg's home, named Connemara by a previous owner, sits on 264 lush acres, criss-crossed by five miles of trails, and still inhabited by three breeds of goats favored by Mrs. Sandburg. Visit Connemara to learn more about Sandburg’s writing and drink in the quietude of western North Carolina.

State(s): North Carolina

Established: 1968

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