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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 historic site off the beaten path

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bonnie P
Dayton, Ohio
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Dayton, Ohio
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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Citra, Florida
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is a place with a lot of history. Mrs Rawlings things are all still in her home and we took the tour into her home and the grounds. Really enjoyed this

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

First, read Marjorie's book "Cross Creek" then go visit. Everything in the book comes to life. Definitely take the tour of the house. Our tour guide, Bunny, knew her stuff. Well worth a trip. Even getting there is an adventure - off the beaten path. If you want more adventure, visit Marjorie's grave in Antioch Cemetery (about 10 miles from... More 

Thank Beth999
Jacksonville, Florida
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315 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

For anyone, who has read her Pulitzer Prize Book, The Yearling, or any of Rawings many other works, this is a must visit site. I encourage Floridians, especially, to visit here. For a proper visit, avoid the months of August and September as heat, mosquitoes, etc, prevent guided house tours, which are mandatory to get the most out of this... More 

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Edgewater, Florida
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Pretty cool house and grounds, worth visiting if your in the area. They have it set up like Marjorie did with her garden out back, chickens, and orange trees. Feels like your stepping back in time.

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st. petersburg,fl
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

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 reviews
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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. ..

Thank LM P
Raleigh, North Carolina
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61 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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.

2 Thank Carole F

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