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“What a treasure!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park
18700 S. CR 325, Cross Creek, Hawthorne, FL 32640
352-466-3672
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Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Hawthorne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Historic home of the author of "The Yearling."
Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“What a treasure!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This was a great place to visit. The homestead was just as she left it, so much history abounds there. You get a real feel for Florida of the past while visiting her home and surrounding grounds. The tour was pleasant and the staff was well informed on the attraction.

Visited March 2013
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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Delightful small zoo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Small, yes, but inexpensive, and filled with extremely knowledgeable staff. Very peaceful, pleasant, and charming.

Visited August 2013
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Gainesville, Florida
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183 reviews 183 reviews
51 attraction reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
“A Visit to American Literature”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Mrs. Rawlings old farm house is well preserved. Worth the drive to a very pretty part of Florida. The vegetable patch alone is worth the trip!

Visited August 2012
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North Port, Florida, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Cross Creek”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Visiting the homestead of Marjorie was a delight. The guide for the tour made the home come to life. Afterwards, we read the book "Cross Creek" about Marjorie's life and home there, and enjoyed it all the more, for having been. We are so pleased that this state park exists. It's a true Florida treasure! A wonderful experience, full of history and delightful nature. A must see.

Visited July 2013
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Read the book first”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Read the book "Cross Creek" (one of my favorites) and see the lovely movie and then visit this charming site to get a glimpse of old Florida. This is not a fancy place, but If you love rural scenes, simple homesteads and Southern Americana, you will be enchanted.

Visited December 2012
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