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Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park

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Address: 18700 S County Road 325, Cross Creek, Hawthorne, FL 32640-8403
Phone Number: 352-466-3672
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Historic home of the author of "The Yearling."

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I loved the book and also anything old Florida. If you have read The Yearling, Cross Creek or A Land Remembered then you will love this authentic peek into the past. We were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Palm Beach Gardens, Fl
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Palm Beach Gardens, Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved the book and also anything old Florida. If you have read The Yearling, Cross Creek or A Land Remembered then you will love this authentic peek into the past. We were even able to take our dog who enjoyed the trail and the chickens in the yard. Make sure to go Thursdsay-Sunday so that you can cap off... More 

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Winter Haven, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We would have realized the house was closed to tours... the buildings and land were well worth the visit....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the tour. The guide was fantastic! The tour was very informative. The cost of admission $3 was very reasonable.

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McIntosh, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

cost of tour was not explained until after tour, and it was too long for a hot, stuffy house. The artifacts were interesting, a Pulitzer prize was on display, and the grounds were well maintained. Cross creek itself hasn't changed much in a hundred years. Life must have been hard during the summer months

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Thank Fran M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful adventure! It is so good to see how well the park service has kept this sight. I remembered visiting as a child but was afraid to return and be disappointed. I was not. It was beautifully kept and displayed for the public. OLD FLORIDA<3

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Hawthorne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Original cracker house that Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings lived and wrote in. Everything including furnishings are original. Very cute. Setting in an old orange grove. Nice short country drive. There is also a state park and boat ramp you pass to get there that is beautiful. Don't forget to eat at the Yearling restaurant. It's delicious southern food. Only 2 miles... More 

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Thank Lorrie D
Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings was the author of many famous books, including Cross Creek and The Yearling. Her Florida farmhouse stands today just as it did in her time, with the same furnishings and even a working orange grove. Be sure to check the times of the tour so you can time it just right. I arrived a bit too early... More 

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Homosassa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Go back in time to circa 1930 Florida. There is a parking fee and an entry fee to the house. You can walk the grounds for fee. The past owner is Marjorie Rawlings who wrote many books about the property and the local people. I would return here again.

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The park has a boat launch and picnic area with a wide open space for kids to run around. The homestead area is well maintained with chickens, ducks and a garden. It was a nice short walk in the nature trail. The guided tour of the house is optional. Go ahead and stop in at The Yearling restaurant down the... More 

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jacksonville fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

I had no real idea of who she was and I knew even less about her books. I watched the movie Cross Creek the night before we made this visit and I'm glad we did. It brought everything to life. This is old Florida living. The best and worst of it. This place was an inspiration of just how tough... More 

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