Year Established: 1838
At A Glance
Flat Rock is sometimes called "The Little Charleston of the Mountains." The area was a 19th century oasis frequented by affluent plantation owners from the South Carolina Lowcountry. Today, Flat Rock remains as charming as ever, with art studios and unique specialty shops. The Carl Sandburg Home and Flat Rock Playhouse continue to attract culturally minded individuals. The entire district is on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Fall in Love with the Little Charleston of the Mountains!
The Village of Flat Rock has long been called "The Little Charleston of the Mountains." During the 19th century, the community was an oasis for affluent plantation owners from the South Carolina Lowcountry who built English-style summer estates in the vicinity to escape the heat. Today, the entire district is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Flat Rock is still as charming as ever! The village is filled with art studios, specialty shops, and unique entertainment opportunities. Here are just a few:
One of Flat Rock's biggest attractions is the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site. Built in 1838, this 264-acre working farm is the former estate of poet and author Carl Sandburg. Sandburg spent the last 22 years of his life on the estate and wrote more than a third of his works here. A collection of Sandburg's 10,000 books, papers, and notes are on display, and five miles of hiking trails meander through the estate.
The Flat Rock Playhouse, North Carolina's state theatre, is located in the heart of the Historic Village of Flat Rock. This theatre gains national recognition for its professional performing company and theatre training programs. The playhouse season runs year round, with more than 100,000 patrons attending shows each year. Enjoy top-quality entertainment, including Broadway musicals, comedies, dramas, and theatre for young audiences.
- Walking/Hiking Trails
- Lake Fishing