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Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park

18700 S County Road 325, Cross Creek, Hawthorne, FL 32640-8403
+1 352-466-3672
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Well maintained

I went there on a Monday, so they weren't giving tours, but from the grounds were really nice, and... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2017
Wesley Chapel, Florida
Excellent Tour

The Tour lasted about 45 minutes. During that time the tour guide did a excellent job of... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2017
The Villages, Florida
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Historic home of the author of "The Yearling."
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  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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18700 S County Road 325, Cross Creek, Hawthorne, FL 32640-8403
+1 352-466-3672
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Reviewed July 19, 2017

I went there on a Monday, so they weren't giving tours, but from the grounds were really nice, and could tell people maintained the place with loving care. I can't wait to go back and get the official tour.

Thank N H
Reviewed July 15, 2017

The Tour lasted about 45 minutes. During that time the tour guide did a excellent job of introducing the group to Marjorie K Rawlings and life in the early part of the 20th Century in Cross Creek, He also welcomed all questions. The tour cost...More

Thank SteveBressi
Reviewed July 6, 2017

We actually planned a 2 day stay in nearby Micanopy so we could visit Cross Creek and this park and we were not disappointed! After reading the book, it was nice to walk the grounds and get a feel for what it was really like....More

1  Thank dinamber
Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

Nice stop! Staff very knowledgeable! Neat to go back in time and see how this great writer lived. Barn, tenant, house, main house and old auto.

Thank Laura R
Reviewed May 14, 2017

Down to the bed Ms Rawlings slept in we were told everything is original. Step back in time and soak up some history. At the end of the tour we were asked for a small donation. I and the person behind me gave more than...More

1  Thank watercop
Reviewed April 9, 2017

A visit to the home of the Pulitzer prize winning author of "The Yearling" does not disappoint. Do read that and her book about this community "Cross Creek" before you go so that you can get full enjoyment from your trip. It's all there in...More

Thank sharon p
Reviewed March 30, 2017 via mobile

The minute the metal gate swings open, you understand why the New York author chose this quiet homestead to immerse herself in the culture of the countryside, and write about the life so distant from the one to which she was accustomed. She totally acculturated,...More

1  Thank Alice M
Reviewed March 20, 2017

This is an inexpensive, low-key attraction, that is best enjoyed by adults. The house is small, and might feel crowded to children. Should take about 1-1/2 hours to tour the house and grounds. The period decor (consisting of a full range of household artifacts) is...More

1  Thank AFloridaCouple
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

Took some time to visit here and it was worth the trip. They encouraged us to pick some fruit off the trees and sample it. Its worth the few bucks they charge to do the tour. It's a beautiful piece of property that is well...More

Thank czbrown
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

2017 is the 75th anniversary of Rawlings publishing of her Cross Creek and Cross Creek Cookery books. Her house at Cross Creek has been pretty much left as it was at her death. There is also a tenants house which is some time open to...More

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March 11, 2017|
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Response from Lisa J | Reviewed this property |
It's about an hour or so.
July 20, 2015|
Response from John W | Reviewed this property |
Those kinds of facilities are in nearby towns. Gainesville has excellent hotels and there is a campground is Ocala. The park itself is boat friendly and pet friendly. The house & nearby grounds are historic and modest.