"Connemara" - Carl Sandburg Home, Flat Rock, NC
Carl Sandburg was a famous poet who moved to Flat Rock, NC in 1945 to have peace and solitude and to have a spectacular place to continue his writings.
The estate was named "Connemara". Carl Sandburg published over one third of his works while living at Connemara, and it was at this house that he died of natural causes in 1967.
His wife, Lillian raised prized Chikaming dairy goats on the vast Flat Rock property. People have been coming to Connemara to see the goats for many years, and they are still there for you to see today!
Today at the Carl Sandburg Home
Today the Carl Sandburg Home is a National Historic site. The estate offers a beautiful place to go when you want to get away. It's only a few miles from downtown Hendersonville, but it seems a world away. There are over 5 miles of hiking trails on the estate of 264 acres, including 2 ponds, pastures and 2 mountains.
This area is very popular during the leaf season and offers a beautiful view of Hendersonville's fall foliage.
The park is open from 9am to sunset all year long. Tours of the historic home are offered daily. Visitors are encouraged to tour the grounds and enjoy the beautiful solitude it has to offer.
Park entrance is free of charge. Guided house tours are $5 for adults and $3 for seniors. Children 15 and under are free.