Carl Sandburg State Historic Site

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Carl Sandburg State Historic Site


Author-poet Carl Sandburg was born here in a three room cottage on January 6, 1878. From these humble beginnings, Sandburg went on to achieve international acclaim for his poetry, children’s stories, and a six volume biography of Abraham Lincoln. A Visitors’ Center and gift shop is located next to the birthplace. Be sure to walk through the wooded park and perennial garden where the ashes of Carl Sandburg and his wife lie beneath “Remembrance Rock.” Quotation Walk leads you through the garden with famous quotes from Carl Sandburg’s writings engraved in the stepping stones.

Listing Details

331 East Third Street, Galesburg, IL, 61401
Open: November 7, 14, 21 December 5, 19 10:00 am - 4:00 PM