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Sandburg Home reopens

Employees and volunteers at Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site are back at work. Employees and volunteers at Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site are back at work.

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Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site reopened to the public this morning. Normal tours and volunteer programs have resumed. All trails, except the front lake trail, have reopened. Park staff continue to repair the front lake trail and remind visitors to please stay out of closed areas.

“We appreciate everyone’s patience as we prepared the park to reopen,” said Superintendent Polly Angelakis. “We are grateful for the partnership and support of our local communities and are glad to once again share the Sandburg legacy and contribute to the local economy.”

National park tourism is a significant economic driver nationally and is a big factor in local economies as well. According to a national study, visitors to Carl Sandburg Home NHS spend $4.16 million and support 63 local jobs each year. This study can be found at www.nps.gov/subjects/socialscience/vse.htm.

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site is a unit of the National Park Service. The park is located three miles south of Hendersonville off U.S. 225 on Little River Road, and is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. For further information please telephone 828-693-4178, or visit www.nps.gov/carl