Sandburg, nationally renowned poet, biographer, lecturer, newspaper columnist, folksinger, author of American fairytales, and winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, spent a lifetime exploring what it meant to be an American and asked the eternal questions, "Who am I, where am I going and where have I been?" He passionately championed for the everyday working person, those who neither had the words nor the power to speak for themselves.
A Midwesterner most of his life, Sandburg and his family moved to North Carolina in 1945. This farm offered the peace and solitude required for his writing and offered Mrs. Sandburg over 30 acres of pasture-land to raise her champion dairy goats. Sandburg, having already achieved literary fame before relocating to North Carolina, continued to write and lecture and published more than one-third of his works during his 22 years at Connemara.
The historic landscape consists of the Sandburg residence, a dairy goat farm that is home to the Connemara Farms goat herd, rolling pastures, mountainside woods, five miles of hiking trails, two small lakes, flower and vegetable gardens, and an apple orchard.