Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park, Hawthorne

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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  • 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.  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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!
  • Florida at it best in 1930th-1950th.very informative and entertaining enjoyed very much.
  • Cute place to spend a few hours. Home and trails are well kept. Nice little hidden treasure of Florida.
  • 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
  • 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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