Carl Sandburg, nationally renowned poet, biographer, folksinger and lecturer provided broad and enduring 20th century insight into the circumstances, worth and spirit of the American people. Having already achieved literary fame before moving here in 1945, Sandburg continued to write and lecture, publishing more than one-third of his works during his 22 years at Connemara. Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site offers keen insight into the memory and the many literary contributions of Carl Sandburg. Connemara, the 262-acre farm is available for visitors to explore and learn of this great American writer. The site consists of more than five miles of trails, historic buildings, and a small representative goat herd.