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

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Zephyrhills, Florida
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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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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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Micanopy, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

For those of us who live in the area this is a must go see place for out of towners. Everyone knows the Rawlings name and at least one book. The grounds are well maintained and the volunteers dress in period wear and are very knowledgeable about the times and the author. Well worth the visit.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Get off of the interstate highways & visit the real Florida. Nestled in old citrus groves on Orange Lake is the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Cracker house in Cross Creek. The home is a state historic site and tours are guided by Rangers in period dress. They cook & garden to show visitors what rural Florida was like 50 years ago.... More 

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Flushing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Visited because I had both read and seen the movie, "The Yearling", and also had seen the movie, "Cross Creek". The visit met our expectations, except that tours of the house are offered only Thursday through Sunday, and we were there on a Monday. A bit disappointing, but there were a couple of volunteer caretakers (a husband and wife team)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I went here with a book group after we read Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' book, Cross Creek. We wanted to see the actual homestead after reading her memoirs in the book. Tours are on the hour and we got there a half hour early so we roamed around and looked at the barn, chicken coop and some of the property. Our... More 

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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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Additional Information about Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park

Address: Address: 18700 S. CR 325, Cross Creek, Hawthorne, FL 32640
Phone Number: 352-466-3672
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Hawthorne
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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