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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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Description: Historic home of the author of "The Yearling."

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Great little visit

This is a nice little place to visit and get a feel as to the life Marjorie Rawlings lived. Lots of information on her life to be had here and to see her house was a treat

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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st. petersburg,fl
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st. petersburg,fl
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

This is a nice little place to visit and get a feel as to the life Marjorie Rawlings lived. Lots of information on her life to be had here and to see her house was a treat

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Beautiful. Be sure to take bug spray ...misquietos are wild..also, if you take the b tour there are additional fees. I think it is $3 adults $2 children. Cash only! They won't tell you...you may see it on a sign. ..

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

What a wonderful opportunity to see what Florida living was like in the early 20th century. We were not fortunate enough to take the tour but were able to visit the outbuildings, walk with the roosters and peek into the windows of the house, which is staged as if the owner simply left for a stroll into the orange grove.... More 

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The Villages, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This was a lot of fun. The park ranger who did our little guided tour was very knowledgeable and really enjoyed what he was doing. I recommend this as a day well-spent for any one - adults and children.

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Sanford, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Read "Cross Creek" before you come here and the place will come alive. Everything that was here when she wrote "The Yearling" is still in place exactly as it was. The table on the porch with her typewriter and calve skin chair bring you back to the 1930's with a vision of Rawlings' sitting there writing

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Bus toured to the park from New Smyrna Beach no knowing what all to expect. I loved being dropped back into the early years of the last century by virtue of the swinging screen doors, the glass milk bottles, and 'Henny Penny' clucking in the yard, free as a bird. Can't think of a better way to have spent the... More 

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Zephyrhills, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Really enjoyed our visit to her home. So much history has been preserved there. Highly recommend if you are ever in Cross Creek Fl.

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Washington,DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings won the Pulitzer Prize in 1939 for the classic, The Yearling. She wrote it after moving to this house in Central Florida. It's preserved exactly as it was then with all her furniture and books. The guides are great and it costs only $3. Make sure to check on the days of the week and times for... More 

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Williston, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

No glitz, no glamour; turn of the last century Florida. Peaceful, modest. Nice break from "WhoreLando".

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The tour guide was personable and well informed providing details of the life early struggles of MKR. The house and farm are kept in near authentic condition and one can easily imagine MKR having lived there.

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