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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
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Historic home of the author of "The Yearling."

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A stroll back in time

The Rawlings House is located in Cross Creek Florida. Visitors pay a small fee to walk through the estate which includes a small orange grove, chickens and ducks, garden, barn and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tracy W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Rawlings House is located in Cross Creek Florida. Visitors pay a small fee to walk through the estate which includes a small orange grove, chickens and ducks, garden, barn and house. The house, barn and grounds are all historically decorated and stocked. This is a nice experience, an easy walk, completely outdoors (August is hot!), and partially wheelchair accessible.... More 

Thank Tracy W
Palm Beach Gardens, Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

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 

2 Thank crocHuntress
Winter Haven, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Mark S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

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

Thank Josy K
McIntosh, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

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

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

Thank Jessica C
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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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.

Thank bob_bra
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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