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Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park

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Address: 18700 S. CR 325, Cross Creek, Hawthorne, FL 32640
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Historic home of the author of "The Yearling."

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Beautiful and Peaceful Spot

Great place to visit - volunteers are outstanding and thorough. House has original furniture. Feels like visiting. The author at home. Wish they could sell her books and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Lorileigh62
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Edisto Island, South Carolina
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Edisto Island, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit - volunteers are outstanding and thorough. House has original furniture. Feels like visiting. The author at home. Wish they could sell her books and souvenirs...

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful gem in the middle of nowhere. We had delightful visit on a cold day. The guide was kind enough to let us bring in my 96 year old aunt to wait for the next tour. The guide was very good although a full hour seemed like a bit much. The intro was very long. It was the nice... More 

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kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How terriffic is it that everything was saved and that they are excited to have people see it up close and in such a personal manner. Check out the website for tour times because it was wonderful and made even the non book reader like my husband enjoy it. Old historic Florida. All during this year celebrating her cook book... More 

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Thank 4fromkansas
Gulf Breeze, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

A visit here is like taking a step back in time to the authentic Florida -- the way it was in the 1930s-50s before tourism growth. We went because I enjoy visiting writer’s homes, but I never imagined I’d learn so much about the author, the times and Florida agriculture. This is an excellent site for all visitors, whether or... More 

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Thank Diane S
Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We've lived about 2 hours from the park for 16 years and unfortunately never drove over to visit it. What a lovely park and the tour of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings homestead was fascinating! Our guide who was a volunteer was extremely knowledgeable --and entertaining as he toured us through the old Florida 'cracker style' house MKR lived in a century... More 

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Thank mottelj
Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Our Book Club toured Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' home. Our tour guide (a retired veterinarian) was extremely informative on all phases of Rawlings home and her life. We loved the tour.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

A small group of us came to the park to tour Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings house, to hear more about the author's life, and see where she lived and wrote while in the area. Park fee is $3/car load, and the $3/person for the tour was well worth it, as we walked onto the grounds and surveyed the buildings and grounds... More 

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Thank gleem
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

It's a nice drive from The Villages. The tour is well done. The small house interesting. To make this a worthwhile trip you need to go down the toad a mile or so and eat at The Yearling Restaurant. Separate reviews here. Overall it's a pleasant day.

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Gainesville, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

for just $3 you can look around the grounds and outbuildings on your own. Old cracker style house and antiques from around the 30's definitely takes you back to a different time. This site is a National Historic Landmark.

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Thank AmberAtTheZoo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Great place for a history lesson! Tour guide was great. Informative and interesting. Having family that has been in Florida since the 1800's It was cool to see how they lived back in the day.

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