Visitors can tour Sandburg's birthplace, followed by a trip to the visitor center next door. It contains a museum, a small theater where several informative videos about Carl Sandburg are shown and a renovated "barn" which is actually a small theatre with a few more exhibits and where live performances are often held. The museum contains hundreds of artifacts and modern colorful displays appropriate for all ages. A perennial garden and quotation walk has been added to the back yard. The plantings are appropriate to Sandburg's era and surround Remembrance Rock, where the ashes of Carl Sandburg and his wife, Lilian, are buried.