Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park, Hawthorne

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#70 of 151 in Historic Sites in Florida
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park is a Florida State Park and historic site located on the former homestead of Florida author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. It is located in Cross Creek, Florida, between Ocala and Gainesville at 18700 South County Road 325.OverviewThe homestead is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, added on September 29, 1970. The house and farm yard were designated a National Historic Landmark on September 27, 2006.Activities include hiking and hourly tours Thursday through Sunday, at 10 a.m. 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., except in August and September. Amenities include two short hiking trails and park employees that bring 1930s rural Florida to life with period clothing and stories. In addition, guests are invited to pick and sample oranges from the many trees within the property.Florida state parks are open between 8 a.m. and sundown every day of the year (including holidays). The cost is $3 per car to enter the park.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • May 25, 2017
    All natural, the vast majority of things are original, and beautiful. I accompanied my mother here the Sunday following mother's day. A man toured us with much information that was tastefully delivered. He was able and willing to answer questions, and there was not one he didn't know that I asked him. Very calm and lovely, with authenticity that isn't found everywhere!
  • July 2, 2017
    Florida at it best in 1930th-1950th.very informative and entertaining enjoyed very much.
  • April 23, 2017
    Cute place to spend a few hours. Home and trails are well kept. Nice little hidden treasure of Florida.
  • January 16, 2017
    Great little treasure of Florida history. You can only view the home if you go during a group tour session, so make sire you check schedule before arriving. We had to wait an hour when we came because we missed last tour (our fault for not checking times before coming). We loved it here
  • April 19, 2017
    We have watched the movie and been here several times this woman's story is amazing and the place is big an they let you wonder around her property and it's a free historical place to go beautiful

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