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Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park

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Address: 18700 S. CR 325, Cross Creek, Hawthorne, FL 32640
Phone Number: 352-466-3672
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Historic home of the author of "The Yearling."

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Interesting trip back in time

Stepping through the trees into this homestead was like a trip back in time. Our tour guide and support staff were informative, gracious and entertaining! Well done!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Alanson, Michigan
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Alanson, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stepping through the trees into this homestead was like a trip back in time. Our tour guide and support staff were informative, gracious and entertaining! Well done!

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Bowmanville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great piece of history here the tour guides are excellent telling about Marjorie Rawlilings Make sure you take the tour and you would really enjoy it Dogs are also allowed here

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OUTSTANDING. We have visited many state parks in Florida and this has to be one of the best state parks we have ever visited. You have to appreciate this type of park to find value in visiting here. If you enjoy historical places and are fan of literary-oriented sites of significance, you will absolutely love this place. We were welcomed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

State park so I understand the need to pay for admission; however a bit nutty to pay $3 to park, walk not 500 yards and have to pay another $3 to enter the home. Why not just up the price slightly to cover both? Guides appeared knowledgeable and provided interesting, small details one could not get by touring on your... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We loved it and our guide was very informative We especially loved the information since we both have seen The Yearling with Gregory Peck on TV You can spend 2 hours there for sure Make sure to bring your camera and of course seek out the times for the guided tour. The hanging (free to take) tangerines were tasty and... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Can't believe this place is ONLY $3 and it's an HONOR SYStem Box. Make sure you take the Ranger led tour at 10am 11 am 1,2,3,4PM

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Thomasville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This beautiful small historic park is the setting for Marjorie Kinnan Rawling's Pulitzer-prize winning book, The Yearling. Ms. Rawling's home and acreage with orange groves is open to the public and the guided tour is a must. Our docent was enthralling and really helped us to to experience Ms. Rawling's world at Cross Creek. Each detail offers a marvel of... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

... take the tour at the Marjorie K. Rawlings home. To see where and how this Pulitzer Prize-winning author lived is an insightful experience and the guides give an excellent informal talk about the house and grounds around it.

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We went to the park because we had made a dinner reservation at the Yearling restaruant down the road. It is a must to see both places. It's so interesting and gives you such a great glimpse into what Florida was really like in the early years before it became a tourist trap. The drive is very remote and interesting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

My friend and I were more than impressed with our visit to this historical gem. We have both lived in Florida for a very long time and had never visited before today. The price was minimal at $3 for admission. The tour was given by a volunteer, Bunny, who was extremely informative about Marjorie k. Rawlings life. We were the... More 

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