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The historic North Carolina home is the legacy of Pulitzer Prize winner Carl Sandburg. Sandburg authored his writings in the solitude of these Connemara Farms, while his wife, Lilian raised her dairy goats on the pastures. Today, the Sandburg residence and goat barns are open to visitors.
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"Connemara" is the farm to which the famed poet and Lincoln biographer moved with his wife, Lillian, in 1945; he lived there until his death in 1967. Guided tours of their house, where Sandburg's papers still are scattered on his desk as if he had just left, and 12,000 of his books are on bookshelves, are given by National Park Service rangers. Kids enjoy a walk around the 264 acres of the...
Parking is a distance from the home but it is a very pleasant walk and not strenuous.
We visited early in the morning and ended up getting a private tour. As others mentioned, the house was empty with large posters depicting how it looked furnished. That did not detract from the tour as far as we were concerned. The park...
The building is having work done and all the contents have been moved out. Most people were told before they bought their tickets. We were not. Not sure we would have gone in had we known. The docent is very good explaining things but it is not the same has seeing the real things. The whole building needs work. The...
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