Carl Sandburg, the "Poet of the People"

“I make it clear why I write as I do and why other poets write as they do. After hundreds of experiments I decided to go my own way in style and see what would happen.”

Carl Sandburg's free verse style of poetry, journalism, biography, children's stories, prose writing, and social activism provided a popular voice for the American people of the twentieth century.

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Advance reservations strongly recommended. Day-of-tour tickets rarely available.

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Carl Sandburg

Explore the life and works of Carl Sandburg

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Plan Your Visit

Plan a visit to the Sandburg Home in any season.

Calendar of Events
Calendar of Events

Enjoy a variety of special programs and events.

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FAQs about Front Lake and Dam

Learn more about what happened at Front Lake dam, including why the bridge is closed.

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Shop the Online Store

Visit America's National Parks on-line store for Carl Sandburg Home items.

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Sandburg Family

Meet the Sandburg family!

Ribbons and poems are displayed for student recognition.
Poetry Contest

The annual contest is open in January and awards announced in April.

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Writer Programs

Learn more about programs for writers at the Sandburg Home!

Last updated: May 15, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

81 Carl Sandburg Lane
Flat Rock, NC 28731


828 693-4178

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