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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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Little piece of history

Love going through her house, hearing of the life MKR led while she lived there. Look at the FL state park website for dates where special events are happening.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Love going through her house, hearing of the life MKR led while she lived there. Look at the FL state park website for dates where special events are happening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

If you enjoyed the classic book The Yearling and love old Florida lore then this is the park to visit. It's like stepping through time to 1920 Florida. To a time when Cross Creek was a true frontier back water filled with simple honest swamp dwelling people of the land called "Crackers". Perfectly preserved park where you understand the writer... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The house is full of Rawlings own furniture which makes the tour even more meaningful. Volunteer led tour was excellent. Chickens were roaming around, the staff was making marmalade on the wood fired stove and the anecdotes were delightful. Loved that it is way off the beaten path in rural Florida. $3 to park and $3 for house tour.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

It was easy to imagine Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings living on this small farm in central Florida. I was hard to imagine, however, what it must have been like in the summer with the heat and humidity and bugs, but one can try. You don't have to have read her books to enjoy this site which allows you to see the... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The only way to tour Marjorie Rawlings home is by taking the Guided Tour offered at specific times on certain days. Her home is the best part about the park. All of the furnishings in the house were hers. Our tour guide provided us with so many points of interest during the tour that made it become an experience not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We visited here with family from Gainesville. Although we did not take the tour, we thoroughly enjoyed walking the grounds and picking fresh oranges! The caretaker/tour guide invited us to as many oranges as we could take and even provided us with a "picker" to pull them from the tops of the trees. The property is beautiful and we would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We were late in getting there but the guide took the time to tell us all about Marjorie and her times. Made our later trip to St Augustine more meaningful too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I visited this incredible place when it was cold and messy in the Northeast. The lure of great food and sunshine took me south and I found myself in Micanopy eating pie and then not long afterward walking through this superior historic site. The guides were fabulous. I felt like a writer.

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Dunnellon, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Yesterday, my DH surprised me with a trip to Cross Creek to visit the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park. What a wonderful day we had. The weather was perfect, sunny and bright. The house and orchard were of particular interest to me as a writer, and I found the volunteers who assist with the tours at the site knowledgeable... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is a must do if you are in this area.....lots of history....very nice staff.....beautiful old home......

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