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Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park

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18700 S. Cr 325, Cross Creek, Hawthorne, FL 32640-8403
+1 352-466-3672
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Worth the travel

We had an outstanding tour guide - makes me, who doesn't like to read, want to read The Yearling... read more

Reviewed November 17, 2017
cfwright41
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Summerfield, Florida
Wonderful place to visit after reading Cross Creek

Went here with a group of people after reading Cross Creek- the tour guide was extremely... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2017
AuntRob
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The Villages, Florida
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Historic home of the author of "The Yearling."
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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18700 S. Cr 325, Cross Creek, Hawthorne, FL 32640-8403
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Reviewed November 17, 2017

We had an outstanding tour guide - makes me, who doesn't like to read, want to read The Yearling and other books written by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.

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Reviewed November 9, 2017

Went here with a group of people after reading Cross Creek- the tour guide was extremely informative and was obviously enthralled with Rawlings. He was knowledgeable about her and had a lot of interesting stories about her history and the history of the home. It...More

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Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

We spent a lovely afternoon revisiting the Rawlings Historic State Park (parking fee $3), home of Pulitzer prize winning author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings from 1928 till her death in the 50's. The grounds and home are special because almost everything in the home is an...More

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Reviewed November 2, 2017 via mobile

The docent was knowledgeable and friendly. If you want a glimpse of rural Florida living during the early to mid part of the 20th century, thid is an excellent example. Well worth the $3 for the tour.

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Reviewed October 17, 2017

Really love traveling to this old historic park and the restaurant "The Yearling" is so delicious. Old oak tables, very comfortable settings, and GREAT food. Kinda pricey but for a treat, it is great.

Thank Anna S
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

We enjoyed the tour through Majorie Rawlings home. We learned a lot about the history of the house, property and her personal life. The tour was about 30-45 minutes long but it was very enjoyable. You can spend extra time looking around the yard at...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2017

Fabulous walk back into the 1030s while listening to a volunteer explain all about Rawlings adventures and lifestyle. Learned so much about central Florida and can't wait to see the movie Cross Creek now.

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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
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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

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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

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cgraphix
March 10, 2018|
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Response from Patricia K | Reviewed this property |
Don't know if there were shingles. May have been metal. The tour concentrated on the inside of the home, the garden, outhouse, & barn. I'm sure you could ask if you visit
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Babsy1969
March 11, 2017|
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Response from Lisa J | Reviewed this property |
It's about an hour or so.
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singleindixie
July 20, 2015|
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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.
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