Flat Rock is a great day trip! Hike mountain trails, tour the home of Carl Sandburg, or catch a performance at the Flat Rock Playhouse. There are a variety of shops and galleries, restaurants and historic inns that add to the charm of this town.
The Flat Rock Playhouse which is designated North Carolina's State Theatre, is located in the heart of the Historic Village of Flat Rock. It is recognized nationally for its professional performing company and theatre training programs. The Playhouse season is April through December. Past performances have included Broadway musicals, comedies, dramas and theatre for young audiences. Visit their website to review the show schedule and get ticket information.
Carl Sandburg, American poet, historian, author, and lecturer spent the final 22 years of his long and productive life at his estate, Connemara, in Flat Rock, NC. Today the Carl Sandburg Home NHS offers a keen insight on Mr. Sandburg, his family and their 264 acre working farm. Daily tours are offered. There are numerous hiking trails and a functional goat barn. Free grounds access. Admission is charged for house tours. Closed Christmas Day.